Sesay Earns United Soccer Coaches All-New England Region First-Team Honor

Sesay Earns United Soccer Coaches All-New England Region First-Team Honor

2017 USC All-New England 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wheaton College senior forward Amara Sesay picked up his first United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's All-New England Region First-Team honor as announced by the organization on Wednesday. The Lyon captain is the only member of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to earn a spot on the first-team. Overall, Sesay was one of six NEWMAC athletes to earn one of the 44 spots on the All-New England first, second and third teams. 

The honor is the third USC (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America/NSCAA) of Sesay's career, with the senior earning a spot on the third-team as a sophomore and second-team as a junior. 

Sesay concluded the season playing in and starting all 17 games up front for Wheaton, where the co-captain scored a NEWMAC leading 18 goals, which ties the Wheaton individual season record set by Dan Antoniuk in 1999 and 2000. Sesay's total goals in 10th best in NCAA Division III men's soccer. The senior finished the year ranked sixth in the nation in points per game (2.47), goals per game (1.06), 16th in total points (42) and 24th in shots on goal per game (2.29). Sesay ended the year with four game-winning goals, which is a NEWMAC best, as are his 42 points (18 goals / six assists). Following the season Sesay picked up his first NEWMAC Athlete of the Year honor and his second NEWMAC All-Conference First-Team nod and third overall all-conference honor. 

Wheaton concluded the season with a 7-8-2 overall record and 2-4-1 conference standing.