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Three Earn Regional All-America Honors In Men's Soccer




Dec. 14, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Three Boston College men's soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America/adidas New England Regional All-America teams, announced by the NSCAA.

Senior goalkeeper Chris Hamblin and sophomore forward Casey Schmidt both were honored with first team selections. Senior back Kevin Boyd was named to the second team.

Hamblin, a native of Bristol, England, had a career year for the Eagles. He was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and was also named a first team All-American. In 20 games this season, he posted a .84 goals against average and eight shutouts. His play earned him All-BIG EAST first team honors and well as three nods as the league's Goalkeeper of the Week. He made 103 saves on the season and helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.

Schmidt, from Newbury, Park, Calif., was honored as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year after posting eight goals and three assists for 19 points. He was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week twice and also scored four game-winning goals this season. His goal in the BIG EAST tournament semifinals sent to the Eagles to their first league tournament final since 1995.

Boyd, from Del Mar, Calif., earned second team All-BIG EAST honors at center back after moving to defense in the off-season. He helped anchor the nation's eighth-best defense that gave up only .81 goals per game over 20 games. In 17 games, he also posted two assists, including one on Schmidt's game-winning goal in the BIG EAST semifinals.

The players' selection to the teams are Boston College's first since 1995, when Paul Keegan was selected.

Boston College finished the season with a 12-7-1 overall record and a BIG EAST tournament championship. After being picked ninth in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Eagles finished the regular season in third place and then advanced onto the NCAA tournament after winning the league crown.

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