KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) was named to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-New England first team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Monday morning. As a freshman last season, he was selected to the second team.
Bingham played in and started 19 games, scoring 21 goals and three assists for 45 points. He not only led the team in goals and points, but was first in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in both categories and ended the season ranked fifth in the nation in goals. He also broke the MIT record for goals and points in a season. At the conclusion of the NEWMAC Tournament, Bingham was named the conference's Athlete of the Year, earning a spot on the All-Conference first team.
After remaining undefeated in league action, the Engineers earned the regular season title for the first time in a decade and the right to host the 2013 NEWMAC Tournament. Tech advanced over Coast Guard in penalty kicks in the semifinals, 5-4, but fell to Wheaton in the finals, 1-0. Receiving an at-large bid to NCAAs and making its fourth national appearance in program history, MIT was defeated by Western New England, 2-0, in the first round, ending the season with a record of 13-5-2. The Cardinal and Gray remained undefeated in an impressive 12 consecutive games, winning or tying each game from Sept. 21 through Nov. 9. For guiding the team to such a successful season, Mike Singleton was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.