January 11, 2010

Oberlin Soccer Players Earn Post-Season Awards

After a successful 2009 campaign where the team finished 9-6-2 several of Oberlin's soccer players received post-season accolades.

Five Oberlin College men’s soccer players earned conference honors, highlighted by senior Skylar Dum who was named as an All-NCAC First Team Selection.

Fellow senior Dan Jaffe garnered All-NCAC Second-Team accolades along with junior goalkeeper Zach Lipshultz. Junior Wyatt Hayman and sophomore Oliver Miller-Farrell were tabbed as honorable-mention selections.

“I am proud of these guys for what they were able to achieve this season as individuals, but more importantly what they meant for our team,” Head Coach Blake New said.

Dum, a native of Milford, Michigan, led the NCAC with 1.82 points per game and finished second in the league with 14 goals in helping the Yeomen finish 9-6-2 overall and 4-4-1 in the conference.

Jaffe, a defensive-minded midfielder, finished the season with one goal and one assist. He also played a large role in limiting Oberlin opponents to just 19 goals on the season – the third least in the NCAC.

Lipshultz, who stayed healthy for a full season for the first time in his career, finished second in the save percentage (.839), saves (94), saves per game (5.53) and goals against (18).

Hayman, one of the best center-backs in the NCAC, was also a key contributor to a stingy Oberlin defense that recorded six shutouts on the year while holding opposing foes to just 1.06 goals per game, which ranks fourth best in the NCAC.

Miller-Farrell, who missed some time due to injury this season, was still a factor in the Yeomen offense and as a main striker on corners. He ended the season with three assists, including the game-winner in double overtime against Wabash in the final game of the season.

Skylar was also selected to the NSCAA First Team All-Great Lakes Region team, he was a 2nd team selection a year ago. The entire Oberlin men's soccer team was awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award proving that you can continue to pursue your academic endeavors while being highly competitive.

Most Recently Dan Jaffe and Zach Lipshultz were named to the Jewish Sports Review's All-American teams for their efforts this season. Jaffe was a First Team selection while Lipshultz garnered Honorable Mention status.

Well deserved boys!