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Max Grossenbacher ’16 Named NSCAA All-American

Midfielder Max Grossenbacher '16 joined the most exclusive list in the 66-year history of men's soccer at Colorado College when he was named a third-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Grossenbacher became just the eighth Tiger to earn the distinction and the first since Matt Fechter was named to the second team in 2011.

CC's list of All-Americans also includes Greg Kazemi (1986), Noah Epstein (1990 and '93), Rob Lipp (1992), Arron Lujan (1994), Dan Morlan (1997) and Patrick McGinnis (2006).

Grossenbacher, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league selection, led the conference with career highs of 27 points and nine assists. He also tied for first with nine goals, which matched his single-season best first set in 2014.

The product of Austin, Texas, completed his career tied for 24th in program history with 58 points, 25th with 21 goals and tied for 27th with 16 assists.

"Despite playing in an unnatural position, Max led the team from the front and took on much of the scoring burden throughout the season," head coach Scott Palguta said. "Watching him blossom into such a standout player has been one of my greatest joys during my time at CC."

In addition to Grossenbacher, defender Jack McCormick '17, midfielder Soren Frykholm '17, and goalkeeper Theo Hooker '18 were named to the NSCAA's all-West Region squad.

Grossenbacher was named to the first team, McCormick earned a spot on the second team, and Frykholm and Hooker each landed on the third team.

It marked the fourth year in a row Colorado College has had at least three players earn all-region honors.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have such strong representation on this year's all-region and All-America teams," Palguta said. "Together, these four players formed one of the strongest spines in Division III men's soccer." Read more.

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