CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Ben Lewis (West Hartford, Conn.) was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-America First Team as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Lewis is only the second MIT men's soccer player to ever receive such an honor, the last of which being Nick Nestle in 2003.
"Ben did everything in his power to help our team have the successful year it did this year," said head coach Mike Singleton. "He was asked to play multiple roles and did so wonderfully with a competitive fire and dedication unmatched. He is truly deserving of this honor and we are all extremely proud of him."
Lewis played and started 19 games this season, scoring three goals and one assist. He was voted as the NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player after his impressive performance at the championship game against Springfield (11/04). He was also named NEWMAC first team All-Conference, collecting his fourth league award and third straight first team honor.
The Engineers, who started this year's NEWMAC championship in the fifth and final spot, won their first conference title in program history after defeating Springfield, 2-0, and received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.