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Thompson Named to Soccer America Team of the Week

Bobby Thompson has helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.

Bobby Thompson has helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.

Nov. 16, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College men's soccer sophomore midfielder/forward Bobby Thompson has been named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Nov. 6-12. He received the honor after being named the BIG EAST tournament's Most Outstanding Player as the Eagles won their first league tournament title since 1990.

In three tournament games, the Framingham, Mass., native scored two goals and added two assists. His game-winning goal in the second half of the championship game sealed the win for Boston College. In the quarterfinals, he netted the game's first goal and then assisted on the game's lone goal in the semifinals to lift the Eagles into the title tilt.

Over the last third of the season, he has elevated his play and helped the team to its second-longest winning streak in school history with six straight wins. Over that span, he has scored four goals and added two assists for 10 points. He now stands with five goals on the season and five assists for 15 points after playing in all 19 games this season and is the team's second-leading scorer.

The 22nd-ranked Boston College men's soccer team earned the BIG EAST's automatic bid to the NCAA championships and will face No. 17 Rhode Island in the first round of the tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in Kingston, R.I. It is the Eagles third trip to the NCAA tournament and first since 1990. The team is currently 12-6-1 overall.

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