NEW LONDON, Conn.–Connecticut College senior Pat Devlin has been honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America First Team. He was recognized as an NSCAA Second Team All-American last week.
Devlin, who had scored six goals in his first three seasons on the pitch, won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season scoring crown as a midfielder, wrapping up his year with 13 goals and 29 points this fall. Four of those goals were game-winners. He finished 19th in the country with 0.93 goals scored per game and was 23rd nationally with an average of 2.07 points per contest.
At the conclusion of the regular season, Devlin was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Year. He was tabbed as a First-Team All-Conference Midfielder for the fourth straight year.
Devlin is just the second Camel men’s soccer player to garner NESCAC Player of the Year recognition, joining fellow Camel (and fellow NLSA Alum and current NLSA trainer) Billy Hawkey ’14 in 2013.
Devlin has also been recognized as the Hero Sports Division III Men’s Soccer Player of the Year by the fans of college soccer.
He was honored for his academic excellence on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 First Team in Men’s Soccer and was tabbed to the NESCAC All-Academic Team for the second straight year.
In 2015, Devlin was honored on the NSCAA All-America Third Team while also being named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team.
“Pat Devlin embodies the NESCAC student athlete,” Connecticut College Head Men’s Soccer Coach Kenny Murphy said. “He has excelled in both academics and athletics while at Conn. I am confident that he will continue to be a success in whatever profession he pursues.”
Under the direction of Coach Murphy, the Camels finished up another terrific season with a record of 10-5-1. They have reached double digits in the win column in each of the past two years.