Jeffs Rake in More Regional, National Awards; Noon Named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year

Contact: Justin Long

Spencer Noon '13 was named the ECAC DIII
New England Offensive Player of the Year.

AMHERST, Mass. – National and regional awards continued to pour in for members of the Amherst College men’s soccer team, with Spencer Noon ’13 standing out as the 2011 ECAC Division III New England Offensive Player of the Year.

Noon was also named to the ECAC Division III New England All-Star First Team along with teammate Chris Lerner ’13, while Thebe Tsatsimpe ’12 earned a spot on the Second Team. Amherst joined Western New England University as the only schools to feature three All-Stars.

In addition to being recognized by the ECAC, Noon was named to the All-America Third Team. The junior forward is one of only three NESCAC student-athletes to earn All-America honors from the organization, with all three landing on the Third Team.

Already the program’s all-time leader in goals (35) and points (83), Noon’s trophy case for 2011 includes NESCAC All-Conference, NSCAA All-Region and ECAC All-Star First Team selections, as well as today’s All-America honor. Prior to being named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, Noon was recognized as the NESCAC Player of the Year for leading the conference in goals (15) and points (35) by significant margins.

This is the second postseason award for Lerner, who was also named to the All-NESCAC First Team after sharing the conference lead in assists (7). From playing defense to handling throw-ins and free kicks, Lerner established himself as one of the best defenders in the region. His NESCAC Championship could not have been much better, as he recorded at least one assist in each game—four in all—while helping the Jeffs surrender only one goal in three games.

Tsatsimpe’s All-Star selection will add to a trophy case that includes All-NESCAC and NSCAA All-Region First Team honors. The standout midfielder helped Amherst notch a 56-13-10 overall mark en route to two NESCAC titles, four NCAA berths and a national semifinal appearance in 2008. In 2011 he tied for sixth in the conference with five assists, closing out his career with 14 points on one goal and 12 helpers. All-America Team

ECAC Division III New England Men’s Soccer All-Stars