Red Devils Place Four on All-CC Men's Soccer Team

Photos by Chris Knight
Photos by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College earned four spots in the 2018 All-Centennial Conference Men's Soccer Team, announced on Wednesday. Senior Ward Van de Water (Warrenton, Va./Highland) and junior Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) were named to the First-team while sophomore Colin Fagan (Chalfont, Pa./C.B. South ) was named to the Second-team and first-year Frederick Cisse (New Haven, Conn./Pomfret School) received honorable mention.

In addition, junior Lionel Reid-Shaw (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.

Gilbert makes his second appearance on the All-CC squad, earning Second-team honors last fall. He was one of the top scorers in the CC, ranking second with 12 goals on the season, adding a pair of assists to rank second on points as well with 26. Gilbert raised his career total to 26 goals, tied for eighth on the program all-time list. He had four multiple-goal games, netting back-to-back game-winners against Muhlenberg and Gettysburg to secure the Devils' spot in the playoffs.

Van de Water had a strong start, scoring five goals in the first five matches of the season. He finished the season tied for third in the CC with eight goals. He tallied three game-winners, including the lone goal to turn back Gettysburg in the first round of the conference tournament. He added a pair of assists to raise his career totals to 17 goals, 12 assists and 46 points. Van de Water is the lone senior on the team, finishing with a career record of 43-26-10, making four conference playoffs appearances and two NCAA Tournament appearances.

Fagan has been a consistent starter for Head Coach Brian Redding for the past two seasons. Moving into a role as a holding midfielder, Fagan was the trigger man of the offense, quarterbacking the Red Devils to a conference-best 40 goals, averaging over two goals per game on the year. He tallied a pair of goals and one assist on the year to raise his career marks to six and five over the past two seasons.

Cisse made a major impact in his rookie campaign, netting eight goals to match Van de Water for the number three spot, giving the Red Devils three of the top scorers in the conference. He had a breakout game at Ursinus, netting a natural hat-trick in a 5-1 victory. Cisse saw action in 17 games this fall, earning four starts. He will transition to the court for the winter and join the Red Devil squash team.

The Red Devils went 11-6-2 overall and finished 5-3-1 to earn the #4-seed in the conference tournament. They put together a six-game unbeaten streak late in the season to secure a spot in the postseason. The Devils posted back-to-back shutouts against Muhlenberg and Gettysburg and blanked the Bullets 1-0 in the first round of the conference tournament.

Complete 2018 All-Centennial Conference Men's Soccer Team

Player of the Year – Nick Jannelli, Haverford, Jr, F

Rookie of the Year –Oladayo Thomas, Gettysburg, Fy, F

Coach of the Year– Zach Ward, Haverford