KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Dartmouth men’s soccer team has produced a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America honoree after Wyatt Omsberg was named to the All-America Third Team as announced by the NSCAA on Friday.
Omsberg will add All-American to his already impressive soccer resume after he was named to the NSCAA Men’s All-East Region team earlier this week.
“Firstly, congrats to Wyatt as this is a well deserved award,” said Chad Riley, Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer. “Also, a congrats to the rest of the team, individual honors in soccer don’t come unless you are on a strong team. Wyatt is the total package he is focused, trains well every session and is always ready to compete in games. For me he is the best central defender in college soccer.”
“It’s certainly a well deserved award and the exciting part is, Wyatt has another level in him,” Riley added. “We are looking forward to getting back to work and help this team reach its potential."
After being a steady force on defense all season, Omsberg was tabbed for the third team and is the only Ivy League representative on either of the three All-American teams.
The Scarborough, Maine native was also honored as the Ancient Eight’s top defensive player, as well as a First Team All-Ivy selection for the second consecutive season. He was a member of a Big Green defensive front that only surrendered 12 goals in the regular season en route to its third consecutive Ivy League championship.
Omsberg, who started all 19 games he played in, was a contributor on the offensive side of the ball as well with seven points off three goals and an assist. He scored the game winning goal in 2-0 victory at Northeastern on Nov. 1 and scored Dartmouth’s only goal on a penalty shot in a 1-1, double overtime draw with No. 17 Kentucky in the first game of the season.
Omsberg becomes the 26th player in program history to earn All-America honors and is the first Big Green player to do so since Daniel Keat was named to the All-America Third Team in 2009.