Garnet Men's Soccer's Morgan Langley '11, Micah Rose '12 Named All-Americans
Garnet Men's Soccer's Morgan Langley '11,
Micah Rose '12 Named All-Americans
by Mark Anskis
Forward Morgan Langley '11 and midfielder Micah Rose '12 of the men's soccer team have been named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's NCAA Division III All-America Team, the organization announced on Saturday. Langley and Rose are both third-team selections. The duo become the 93rd and 94th All-American selections in program history and first since Jeff Kushner '09 in 2008.
Langley, an economics major from Honolulu, makes the NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's NCAA Division III All-America Team for the first time. Last week, Langley was named to the NSCAA All-Region first team for the second-consecutive season. During the 2010 campaign, he produced one of the best offensive seasons in Swarthmore soccer history, leading the team with 14 goals, 14 assists and program single-season record 42 points. He reached several milestones during the season, becoming the program's all-time leader in career points (95) and assists (27) while finishing in the top 10 nationally in assists, assists per game and points per game. Langley's efforts were enough to earn him the honor of Centennial Conference Player of the Year, making him the first person in program history to receive the honor. Langley was also named to the Centennial Conference First Team.
Rose, a sociology and anthropology major from Williston, Vt., also makes the NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's NCAA Division III All-America Team for his first time. Along with Langley, Rose was named to the NSCAA All-Region team for the second-consecutive season after making the third team in 2009. As a captain of the Garnet squad, Rose helped lead the Garnet to its third straight NCAA Tournament bid and second Centennial Conference title. Rose finished the 2010 season third on the team with six goals and fourth with 14 points while joining a stingy defense that allowed just 0.57 goals per game from the midfield. Excelling on the field and in the classroom, Rose was one of just three men's soccer players in the Centennial Conference to be named to the Director's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and First Team All-Conference.
During the 2010 season, the Garnet (16-1-4) won its second Centennial Conference championship in three seasons, earned a program-record third-consecutive trip the NCAA Tournament, and reached No. 1 in the national rankings for the first time in program history.
In the final national rankings, also released on Wednesday, Swarthmore finished No. 20 in the NSCAA/HendricksCars.com National Coaches Poll and No. 16 in the D3Soccer.com Poll. The Garnet spent the entire season in both national polls for the second-consecutive season.