Bates’ O’Connell, Morin named to NSCAA All-Region men’s soccer team
Terence O’Connell ’06
Brent Morin ’08
Bates College men’s soccer players Terence O’Connell and Brent Morin have been named to the Division III New England East All-Region team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
O’Connell, a senior forward from Greenwich, Conn., was named to the New England East First Team. O’Connell was named Second Team All-New England last season, and has been voted first-team All-NESCAC for the second straight year with another outstanding run of scoring.
O’Connell ranked at or near the top of the NESCAC league leaders in goals and points all season long. He finished with 10 goals and four assists, nearly identical to his 10 goals and five assists in 2004. O’Connell was second in goals per game and points per game only to his sophomore linemate, Morin, and was tied for third in the conference with three game-winning goals. O’Connell earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 26.
Morin was voted onto the New England East second team. The sophomore from Hanover, N.H., followed up a promising first year with the Bobcats, in which he tallied seven goals and three assists, with a breakthrough season in 2005 as the top scorer in the conference.
Morin was alone atop the NESCAC in points (27), points per game (1.93), goals (11) and goals per game (0.79), and his five assists ranked him in a tie for third in the league. Morin’s total of goals came the closest to Bob Lanz’s school record of 18, set in 1965, of any Bates player since at least the mid-1990s. Morin also was named NESCAC Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 24.
The Bates men’s team finished the season at 9-4-2.