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Men's Soccer Hands Out 2013 team Awards

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HANOVER, N.H.  – The Dartmouth men’s soccer team held its annual team banquet and honored the achievements of the 2013 team while recognizing several individuals with awards.

Senior captain Colin Skelly was named Most Valuable Player, as the Wrightstown, Pennsylvania product started in all 17 games last season and was named to the All-Ivy First Team and All-Ivy Academic. Skelly finished with two assists on the season and was also named to the South Carolina All-Tournament Team.

Junior Stefan Defregger was honored with the Chris Colasanti '90 - Most Improved Player award. This honors Chris Colasanti '90 who died tragically on Sept. 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Towers. Chris was on the soccer team for only two or three years, but due to chronic injuries, never reached his full potential as a player. Despite that, he was a well-respected and enthusiastic supporter of Dartmouth soccer. His personality and extraordinary sense of humor had a very positive impact on all who knew him. Defregger recorded three assists during the season and was named to the South Carolina All-Tournament Team.  

Freshman James Hickok was given the Will Shue Award for Most Outstanding Freshman. The Will Shue Award presented in memory of Will Shue, '83, who passed away in an accident in 1988.  Shue was the brother of Dartmouth men's soccer player, Andrew Shue '89. Hickok started 10 games in the cage for the Big Green and was a two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week. He posted a 4-4-2 record with a 1.05 goals against average.  He also had three shutouts and made 44 saves on the season.

Senior Justin Rosner was named the Norman Grant Clark Award winner as a True Dartmouth Man.  The Norman Grant Clark Award is presented for contributions to Dartmouth Soccer both on and off the field. Rosner played in 14 games as a senior and scored one goal against Boston College. He was also named to the South Carolina All-Tournament Team.