Ian Rothkopf '11 Named NSCAA Scholar All-American


AMHERST, MA - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named Amherst senior quad-captain Ian Rothkopf (Harvard, MA) a 2010 First Team Scholar All-American for the Collegiate Division this month. This prestigious award is given annually to student-athletes that excel both on the field and in the classroom.

Rothkopf earned a spot on the team for his play as a central midfielder on the 13-2-4 Lord Jeffs. Rothkopf is a psychology major with a 3.63 grade point average.

In addition to his recent award, Rothkopf was also named First Team All-Region by the NSCAA and First Team All-NESCAC for his 2010 campaign, which included six goals and a team-high eight assists. As a captain, Rothkopf helped lead the all-time winningest class in Amherst history with a 55-12-10 record in his four years.  

Amherst head coach Justin Serpone explains that "Ian exemplifies everything Amherst Soccer wants to be. He's a great leader with a never-ending work ethic who works to the most of his ability.” Serpone adds, “I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to coach him for the past four years".

Rothkopf is one of just three NESCAC players to earn Scholar All-American honors this season, joining Charlie Romero and Gaston Kelly from Williams. Following graduation this May, Rothkopf has a tryout with the NASL's Carolina Railhawks, while also hoping to earn one of a number of fellowships that he is currently interviewing for.