Senior quad-captain Mike York was the fourth leading scorer for the Jeffs this season.
York Named Men's Soccer CoSIDA Academic All-District, Finalist for Academic All-America
November 6, 2003
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior quad-captain defender Mike York (Natick, MA) was the only player from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) named Academic All-District 1 (college division) for men’s soccer, as selected and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. York was a first-team selection, which automatically places him on the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration.
“Mike York is one of the finest student athletes it has been my privilege to coach in my thirty odd years of coaching soccer at Amherst College,” says Amherst head coach Peter Gooding.
York, who majors in economics and Spanish, was the top defender on an Amherst team that posted a 10-3-2 record and rose as high as No. 6 in the NSCAA/adidas national rankings, anchoring a defense that allowed just 13 goals in 15 games - the third-best scoring defense in the NESCAC. He finished the season as Amherst’s fourth leading scorer with five goals and two assists, and scored the tying goal in a 3-1 win over then fifth-ranked Bowdoin and the winning goals in a pair of 4-0 victories over Springfield and Trinity. As a junior, York helped lead the Jeffs to a 13-5-1 overall record (6-3 in conference play), a No. 16 ranking in the final NSCAA/adidas national poll, the outright Little Three Championship and their first appearance in an NCAA Regional Championship game since 1997.
2003 CoSIDA Academic District 1 College Division Men's Soccer Team
Eric Deyle (Ithaca College)
Ricky Klotz (Hobart College)
Nate Micklos (U of Rochester)
Scott Gwartz (New York University)
Nick Nestle (MIT)
Edward Sellitto (Rensselaer)
Rory Foster (MIT)
Brandon Laws (U of Rochester)
MICHAEL YORK (Amherst College)
Ben Doyen-Charon (Brandeis University)