HANOVER, N.H. – The Bobby Clarke head coach of Dartmouth men's soccer, Chad Riley, recently announced the winners of the Big Green's postseason awards at the team's annual banquet, as voted on by the members of the team.
The Most Valuable Player award was given to junior Wyatt Omsberg after a phenomenal season in Hanover. After being a steady force on defense all season, Omsberg was named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team and was 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.
Senior Alexander Marsh was given the Most Improved Player award which is given in honor of Chris “Dom” Colasanti '90, who died tragically on Sept. 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center. Chris 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. Marsh concluded his final season seeing action in 19 games with 16 starts. He finished the year with two points on as many assists.
Freshman Braden Salvati was awarded the Will Shue Award for Most Outstanding Freshman. The Will Shue Award is 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. Salvati began his career in Hanover by playing in all 19 games this past fall with nine starts. He took three shots including two shots on goal.
Senior Emmanuel Arteaga wrapped up his final year in a Dartmouth uniform with the Norman Grant Clark Award. The award is presented to the member of the men's soccer program who has contributed most significantly to the success and growth of the team, both on and off the field, with consideration for leadership, personal characteristics and impact on the Dartmouth community. Arteaga served as the team's captain and started 11 of 19 games played. He scored his first career goal in a dominant 4-1 victory over Penn at home on October 15 and also tallied three assists.