Goalkeeper Peter Maxted '14 Honored for Performance on Field, in Classroom

by Mark Anskis
Peter Maxted '14
Peter Maxted '14

Thanks to his stellar play on the pitch and performance in the classroom, goalkeeper Peter Maxted '14 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men's Soccer First Team, the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-America Second Team, and the All-Centennial Conference First Team.

An economics major with minors in mathematics and computer science from Port Washington, N.Y., Maxted is the 14th Swarthmore student-athlete named Academic All-American since the program began in 1987. He is just the eighth first-team selection in the College's history and the fourth all-time selection from the men's soccer program. Among the requirements to be eligible for Academic All-America consideration are that a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0.

As the 92nd All-American in the history of the men's soccer program, Maxted's honor also marks the third consecutive season that the men's soccer team has produced at least one All-America selection. Maxted is also the only Centennial Conference player to make the All-America team, and the men's soccer team's first All-American goalkeeper since Roger Pott '51 in 1950.

These achievements are perhaps even more impressive given that this is Maxted's first season starting as goalkeeper. Maxted won the starting job early in the season and never looked back, recording eight shutouts and allowing just 10 goals all season for an .861 save percentage and a 0.54 goals-against average. Maxted's goals-against average ranks fourth in program history for a single-season.

With Maxted between the pipes, the Garnet finished the season 16-3-2, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 round for the third time in five seasons.