November 14, 2013

Brewster Headlines All-Conference Honors For Men's Soccer

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Three members of the Bowdoin College men's soccer team received New England Small College Athletic Conference honors on Thursday.

Senior co-captain Ben Brewster (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was named as a First Team recipient for the second time in his career while fellow co-captain Zach Danssaert (Solana Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Andrew Jones (Scarborough, Maine) were awarded Second Team recognition.

One of the finest defenders in Division III soccer, Brewster completed his decorated career by back-lining a Bowdoin defense that allowed just 16 goals in 16 games this year. The 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, who received Second Team laurels as a sophomore and First Team honors last fall, also pitched in a goal and an assist this year. He also earned NESCAC Player of the Week recognition on October 28, becoming one of just two defenders to earn the conference's weekly award this fall.

Danssaert, who scored one of the most famous goals in Bowdoin history in an overtime NCAA regional win against Middlebury in 2010, closed out his collegiate career by leading the Polar Bears with five goals and seven assists this year. His seven assists were the most in the NESCAC while his 17 points stood fifth. He finishes his career with 18 goals and 10 assists.

Jones nets his first All-NESCAC honor after starting all 16 games for Bowdoin this autumn. Jones scored four goals and added a pair of assists for the Polar Bears, with two of his goals coming in key conference games - a tie against Middlebury and a 2-1 win over Conn. College.

The Polar Bears finished the season with a record of 8-4-4, reaching the NESCAC Semifinals for the first time since 2010.