Tim Christian Named Senior All-Star
All-American Among Top Seniors in New England

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Tim Christian (Agawam, MA), a co-captain for the Amherst College men's soccer team, was named to the Senior All-Star Team by the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League. Seniors wre selected from over 100 member schools by a vote of coaches. Christian and his team of Division III and NAIA seniors will compete against the best seniors from Division I and II institutions on Saturday, April 25 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Connecticut. The NEISL Senior All-Star Game will be played at 5:00pm, and it will be followed by a USISL A-League game between the Connecticut Wolves and the Worcester Wildfire at 7:30pm.

Christian earned NSCAA All-America Second Team honors after leading the 1997 Amherst men's soccer team to its first-ever NCAA Final Four appearance. The Jeffs finished the season with a 12-5-2 record as the No. 4 team in the nation, the squad's finest showing in the 76-year history of the varsity program. The midfielder posted a team-leading eight goals in the regular season, highlighted by a pair of two-goal games. The co-captain added four assists in the NCAA Tournament, including the final feed of the season as Amherst took a 1-0 lead on the defending national champions in the NCAA Semifinals. Christian will graduate with 17 goals and 17 assists in his collegiate career as a two-time New England All-Star.

The midfielder entered Amherst as a high school All-American out of Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Christian exploded in his rookie campaign, leading the Jeffs with four goals and four assists, followed up with a two goal-six assist showing in his first trip to the NCAAs as a sophomore. Amherst advanced to the 1995 New England Finals before falling to eventual national champ Williams.

1997 New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior All-Stars


Division I
GK	Ben Benoit		Maine
GK	Anthony Latronica	Rhode Island
B	Rick Le			Harvard
B	Zack Samoi		Dartmouth
B	Paul McSherry		Fairfield
B	Albert Number		Northeastern
B	Ted Sherry		Maine
B	Rafig Wiley		Hartford
B	Jim McManus		Connecticut
B	Hans Wittuson		Brown
B	Patrick Mulvaty		Rhode Island
M	Jesse Rosen		Hartford
M	Craig Yacks		Yale
M	Keith Zadorian		Dartmouth
M	Steven Jarvis		Central Conn.
M	Brian Tucker		Rhode Island
F	Nick Bone		Boston Univ.
F	Jake McDowell		Holy Cross
F	Mike Butler		UMass
F	Tom McGlaughlin		Harvard

Division II
GK	Ante Cop		New Hampshire
GK	Jeff Burstein		Franklin Pierce
B	Mark Moore		New Hampshire
B	Richard Raupp		Sacred Heart
B	Derek Page		Franklin Pierce
B	Robert Pellegrino	Quinnipiac
M	Steve McAuliffe		Merrimack
M	Omar Castillo		New Haven
M	Ryan Gilmartin		Bentley
M	Robbie Burns		Stonehill
M	Brian Laneau		St. Anselm
M	Mike Cancado		UMass-Lowell
M	Sandro Dambrosio	Franklin Pierce
F	Dimitri Stronotas	Bentley
F	Gabe Lortie		Merrimack
F	Mats Anderson		New Hampshire
F	Victor Santos Jr.	Quinnipiac

Division III-NAIA
GK	Jon Girolamo		Wheaton
GK	Peter Levarseur		Salem State
GK	Graham Nelson		Colby
B	Greg Classen		Williams
B	Jed Mettee		Bowdoin
B	Yannie Moraitis		Conn.College
B	Dan Traux		Gordon
B	Anson Smith		Wheaton
B	Matt Ferrigno		Bates
B	Erwin Smith		Western Conn.
B	Jon Freeman		Trinity
B	Bob Burowczak		Coast Guard
B	John Forocher		Colby-Sawyer
B	Garrett Zella		Brandeis
B	Jacques Goupil		Babson
B	Bryan Medeiros		Bridgewater
M	Mark Fiore		Plymouth State
M	Dan Pucci		Babson
M	Tim Christian		Amherst
M	Andy Ouimette		Wesleyan
M	Mike Taylor		Middlebury
M	Evan Dabby		Tufts
M	John Callogly		Salve Regina
M	Kevin Chevilier		Keene State
F	Matt Murphy		Brandeis
F	Brett Scaccia		Plymouth State
F	Jay Lessard		Bowdoin
F	Paul Alzapiedi		Roger Williams
F	Bill Roper		UMass-Boston
F	Jason Horowitz		Williams
F	Leonard Cooke		Green Mountain
F	Laughn Berthiaume	Maine-Farmington
F	Bryan Hill		UNew England

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