Three Eph Seniors Named All-NESCAC

Three Eph Seniors Named All-NESCAC

HADLEY, MA – The NESCAC men's soccer coaches have voted to recognize three seniors on the Williams team (9-4-3/6-3-1 NESCAC) that advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals.

Goalie Christian Alcorn and midfielder/forward Malcolm Moutenot were named to the All-NESCAC Second Team and senior forward Mohammed Rashid was named to the First Team.

This year marks the first time that both Alcorn and Moutenot received all-conference recognition.

"Christian had a career season for us both as a netminder and as a highly respected captain within our club," noted Eph head coach Erin Sullivan. "He repeatedly rose to the occasion and made huge saves when the team needed him most. His penalty kick save against Babson in the closing moments of that match was one of the great clutch plays of the season and he had several other marquee performances including six shutouts. He has been a stalwart for us and we're very proud that he was deservedly recognized as one of the top goalkeepers in the conference."

This season Alcorn started all 16 games and logged 1460:15 in net. He allowed 14 goals and posted a goals against average of 0.86. He stopped 44 of 58 shots he faced for a .759 save percentage and he fashioned six clean sheets.

In his career Alcorn appeared in 48 games, played 4,120:07 in goal, recorded 15 clean sheets, and stopped 148 of 190 shots for a .747 save percentage.

"Malcolm stepped up this fall to produce his finest season in purple and gold," said Sullivan. "His explosive speed, lethal flank play, and relentless work-rate bolstered our team time and again. He was virtually impossible for opponents to contain. He produced two crucial game-winning goals on clinical finishes and showed the type of consistency we aim for all of our players to achieve. Beyond the pitch, Malcolm is simply a delight to be around, a gentleman, a highly respected campus leader, and an exemplary scholar-athlete. He will be sorely missed and this accolade is a worthy capstone to a fine career."

In his final Eph campaign Moutenot notched two goals and two assists for six points playing in 14 games. In his career Moutenot played in 67 games, scored five goals and assisted on 13 for a point total of 23.

Mohammed Rashid has been honored all four years by the NESCAC coaches. This season marks his first appearance on the First Team. He debuted in 2012 as a Second Team choice and was also the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. In 2013 and 2015 he earned Second Team honors. Due to injury Rashid was unable to compete in 2014.

"It comes as no surprise that Mohammed Rashid was again recognized as an All-NESCAC selection," commented Sullivan. "In our opinion, he is unequivocally among the top players not only in the league, but in the entire nation. His performances and statistics demonstrate not only his lethal finishing ability but also his quality and unselfishness as a playmaker, something that is highly underrated. This year, he elevated his defensive work ethic to make him a dominant force on both sides of the ball. We believe that Rashid's competitive soccer career is far from over and this is yet another deserving achievement along his path to his ultimate goals."

Rashid tallied five goals and assisted on six goals this season for a point total of 16. He played in 55 games for the Ephs, scoring 15 goals and registering 16 assists.

"We're very proud of this trio of seniors and that opposing coaches saw fit to recognize their fantastic individual seasons, added Sullivan. "They are part of a deep and talented senior class that gave everything to this season and program and will leave big shoes to fill. I consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to coach them over these past two years. Our coaching staff congratulates them on their outstanding careers as Ephs and look forward to the many occasions to celebrate their individual and collective achievements."

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