December 13, 2011

McAllister, Jentgen named NSCAA All-New England

NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University seniors Sean McAllister (North Arlington, N.J.) and Ian Jentgen (Columbus, Ohio) were both selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2011 NCAA Division III Men's All-New England Second Team.

This is the third NSCAA All-New England selection for McAllister, who becomes the first player in program history to earn the honor three times. The senior led the Seahawks in points (18), goals (7), and assists (4) this season and was selected as a member of the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Second Team. He finishes his Salve Regina career as the program's all-time leader in both points (91) and assists (25) while also ranking second all-time with nine game-winning scores.

Jentgen was a Team Captain this year, as well as the anchor of the Salve Regina defense. The senior back led a Seahawk defensive unit, which held its opponents to one goal or less during 13 of its 19 games. As one of the top backs in the conference, Jentgen was selected to the All-CCC Second Team.

"I am very happy for both Sean and Ian to be recognized by the NSCAA," says Salve Regina men's soccer head Craig O'Rourke II. "For Sean, it's a fitting end to his storied career with us, as he is now not only the school's all-time leading scorer for men's soccer, but also the program's first ever three-time All-New England selection.  But I am also thrilled to see Ian gain this recognition as well.  I thought he had a very good chance at being selected for this particular award last year when we went 14-6-2 on the season, and he was then named to the Academic All-East Region teams by the NSCAA.  Hopefully earning All-New England this year will be a spring board to him gaining even more recognition on the academic side from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America."