Walsh, McCabe Named All-West Region

Walsh, McCabe Named All-West Region

LOS ANGELES — Two Occidental men's soccer players were named to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region teams on Wednesday.

Liam Walsh, the SCIAC Player of the Year, earned First Team honors and Riley McCabe, a First Team All-SCIAC selection, made the third team.

Walsh, a senior from Washington, D.C., had a record-breaking season as a senior forward for the Tigers, leading Oxy to its best season in the program's history. The Tigers advanced to the SCIAC Tournament Championship, falling one win shy of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

Walsh helped lead Oxy to a 10-4 regular-season record and third-place finish in the conference, scoring an incredible 15 goals in 14 SCIAC games. The next closest SCIAC player to Walsh in scoring had eight goals. 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 and also set both Oxy's single season goals mark (17) and career goals mark (31).

McCabe, a junior from Lincoln, Mass., was a force on defense for the Tigers as a 6-foot-5 junior center back. On top of playing outstanding defense he also scored three goals and had two assists.

On Oct. 8, McCabe was named the SCIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

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