Walsh POY, Tigers Land Eight on All-SCIAC Squads

Walsh POY, Tigers Land Eight on All-SCIAC Squads

LOS ANGELESLiam Walsh and the Occidental men's soccer team was rewarded with several SCIAC awards after an outstanding regular season.

Walsh, a senior captain and forward from Washington, D.C., was named the SCIAC Player of the Year on Wednesday after scoring an incredible 15 goals in 14 SCIAC games. The next closest SCIAC player to Walsh in scoring had eight goals.

Walsh helped lead Oxy to a 10-4 regular-regular season record and third-place finish in the conference. Oxy will travel to Redlands as the No. 3 seed in the four-team SCIAC Postseason Tournament on Thursday. If the Tigers win, they advance the the SCIAC Tournament Championship on Nov. 3. The highest remaining seed in the tournament will host.

The economics major had a hat-trick with three goals at Redlands and another with four goals at Caltech. He scored more goals in SCIAC than both Cal Lutheran and Caltech.

Walsh is well cemented in the Oxy record books. He set both Oxy's single season goals mark (17) and career goals mark (31).

Riley McCabe was also named First Team All-SCIAC. The 6-foot-5 junior center back from Lincoln, Mass., was solid all year for Oxy in the back and also scored three goals and had two assists. He was named the SCIAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 8.

The Tigers had six players recognized as Second Team All-SCIAC selections: Scott Drazan (goalkeeper, Gaithersburg, Md.), Matthew Labrie (defender, Alamo), Ben Simon (midfielder, Menlo Park), Ariel Rosso (midfielder, Porterville), Nate Dunning (forward, Washington, D.C.), Ethan Glass (forward, Northbrook, Ill.).

It's been one of the best seasons in Oxy program history so far. The Tigers were one win away from clinching a share of their first SCIAC regular season championship on the final game of the season and now have a chance to be the first Oxy squad to advance to the SCIAC Tournament Championship game and NCAA Playoffs. 

All-SCIAC Teams

First Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Liam Walsh Occidental Sr. M Washington, D.C.
Jacob Mays  CMS Fy. GK Las Vegas, Nev. 
William Birchard CMS So. D Tucson, Ariz. 
Riley McCabe Occidental Jr.  D Lincoln, Mass.
Joey Kenney   Redlands Sr.  D Portland, Ore.
Adam Singer  CMS Jr. D San Francisco, Calif.
Arman Mogharei  Redlands Sr.  M Hayward, Calif.
Jonah Tipp  Chapman Jr. M Woodland Hills, Calif.
Aidan Johnson  CMS Sr. M Eugene, Ore.
Nate Huntington  CMS So.  M San Francisco, Calif.
Kai Howe  Chapman Sr. F Tokyo, Japan
Kayvon Parsa Redlands Sr.  F West Hills, Calif.
Bjorn Sigurdsson  Pomona-Pitzer Sr. F Reykjavik, Iceland
William Barton CMS Fy. F Seattle, Wash.
         
Second Team All-SCIAC
Name Institution Year Position Hometown
Scott Drazan Occidental So. GK Gaithersburg, Md.
Jarod Matteoni  Chapman Jr.   D San Jose, Calif.
Nick DeQuiroz Redlands Sr.  D San Jose, Calif.
Matthew Labrie Occidental Sr. D Alamo, Calif.
Patrick Quinn  Chapman Jr.  D Menlo Park, Calif.
Parker McDonald  Whittier So. M Corona, Calif. 
Ben Simon Occidental Jr. M Menlo Park, Calif.
Johnny DeRueda La Verne So.  M Rialto, Calif.
Ariel Rosso   Occidental Sr. M Porterville, Calif.
Nate Dunning Occidental So. F Washington, D.C.
Kevin Yu Caltech Jr. F Park Ridge, N.J.
Antony Chonga Redlands Jr. F San Diego, Calif.
Ethan Glass  Occidental Sr.  F Northbrook, Ill. 

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