November 20, 2009

Christian Therkelsen Earns Academic All-America Accolades

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row Christian Therkelsen represented MIT on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Soccer First Team. The junior forward received the program’s 12th award and extended the Engineers’ run of five consecutive years with at least one honoree. MIT's institutional tally now stands at 157, maintaining its position as the leader among Division III programs.

Therkelsen is a three-time New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference selection and second straight First-Team pick. He ranked second in the NEWMAC in assists per game, third in assists and points per game, fourth in points, sixth in goals per game, and tied for sixth in goals. Therkelsen finished the season as MIT’s team leader in assists (nine) and was second in goals (nine) and points (27).