Soccer America College Team of the Century

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The Soccer America College Team of the Century were chosen by the editors of the American periodical Soccer America to comprise, as one men's and one women's eleven-member side divided each as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards, the best players of collegiate association football in the United States of the 20th century CE.

Men[edit]

Player of the Century[edit]

Concomitant to the selection of the Men's Team of the Century was that of the male player of the century; University of Virginia Cavaliers midfielder Claudio Reyna, a Division I first-team All America in each of his three collegiate seasons, a two-time recipient of the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year and Soccer America Player of the Year Awards, and the 1993 Hermann Trophy winner, was so chosen by Soccer America.

Team of the Century[edit]

Position Player Team represented Seasons played Awards won National championships won
Goalkeeper Brad Friedel UCLA Bruins 19901992 Hermann Trophy (1992)
ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year (1992)
Division I first-team All America (1991, 1992)
1990
Defender Erik Imler Virginia Cavaliers 19891992 None 1989,[1] 1991, 1992
Defender Paul Caligiuri UCLA Bruins 19821983, 19851986 Soccer America Player of the Year (1986[2])
Division I first-team All America (1985, 1986)
1985
Defender Adubarie Otorubio Clemson Tigers 19811984 Division I first-team All America (1982, 1984) 1984
Midfielder Andy Atuegbu San Francisco Dons 19741977 Division I first-team All America (1976) 1975, 1976
Midfielder Claudio Reyna Virginia Cavaliers 19911993 Hermann Trophy (1993)
Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year (1992, 1993)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1992, 1993)
Division I first-team All America (1991, 1992, 1993)
1991, 1992, 1993
Midfielder Mike Fisher Virginia Cavaliers 19931996 Hermann Trophy (1995, 1996)
Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year (1996)
NSCAA Player of the Year (Division I; 1996)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1995)
Division I first-team All America (1995,[3] 1996)
1993, 1994
Midfielder Bruce Murray Clemson Tigers 19841987 Hermann Trophy (1987)
ISAA Player of the Year (1987)
Division I first-team All America (1985, 1987[4])
1984, 1987
Forward Angelo DiBernardo Indiana Hoosiers 19761978 Hermann Trophy (1978)
Division I first-team All America (1977)
None
Forward Ken Snow Indiana Hoosiers 19871990 Hermann Trophy (1988, 1990)
Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year (1988, 1990)
Division I first-team All America (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
1988
Forward Porfirio Armando Betancourt Indiana Hoosiers 19791981 Hermann Trophy (1981)
Division I first-team All America (1979, 1981)
None

Women[edit]

Player of the Century[edit]

Concomitant to the selection of the Women's Team of the Century was that of the female player of the century; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Mia Hamm, a Division I first-team All America in her final three collegiate seasons, a two-time recipient of the Hermann Trophy and the ISAA Player of the Year and Soccer America Player of the Year Awards, and with the Tar Heels four times a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I champion, was so chosen.

Team of the Century[edit]

Position Player Team represented Seasons played Awards won National championships won
Goalkeeper Kim Maslin George Mason Patriots 19831986 None 1985
Defender Carla Werden North Carolina Tar Heels 19861989 Division I first-team All America (1987, 1988) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Defender Debbie Belkin Massachusetts Minutewomen 19841987 Division I first-team All America (1985, 1986, 1987) None
Defender Sara Whalen Connecticut Huskies 19941997 NSCAA Player of the Year (1997)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1997)
Division I first-team All America (1995, 1996, 1997[5])
None
Midfielder Kristine Lilly North Carolina Tar Heels 19891992 Hermann Trophy (1991)
ISAA Player of the Year (1991)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1990)
Division I first-team All America (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Midfielder Shannon Higgins North Carolina Tar Heels 19861989 Hermann Trophy (1989)
ISAA Player of the Year (1989)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1988, 1989)
Division I first-team All America (1988, 1989)
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Midfielder Michelle Akers Central Florida Knights[6] 1984, 19861988 Hermann Trophy (1988)
ISAA Player of the Year (1988)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1987)
Division I first-team All America (1984,[7] 1988[7])
None
Midfielder Julie Foudy Stanford Cardinal 19891992 Soccer America Player of the Year (1991)
Division I first-team All America (1990,[8] 1991, 1992)
None
Forward April Heinrichs North Carolina Tar Heels 19831986 ISAA Player of the Year (1986)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1986)
Division I first-team All America (1984, 1985, 1986)
1983, 1985, 1986
Forward Carin Jennings UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 19831987 None None
Forward Mia Hamm North Carolina Tar Heels 19891990, 19921993 Hermann Trophy (1992, 1993)
ISAA Player of the Year (1992, 1993)
Soccer America Player of the Year (1992, 1993)
Division I first-team All America (1990, 1992, 1993)
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia shared the 1989 national championship with the Santa Clara University Broncos.
  2. ^ Caligiuri shared the award with John Kerr, Junior.
  3. ^ Fisher was recognized as a forward in 1995.
  4. ^ Murray was recognized as a forward in 1987.
  5. ^ Whalen was recognized as a forward in 1997.
  6. ^ Nickname changed to Knights in 2007.
  7. ^ a b Akers was recognized as a forward in both 1984 and 1988.
  8. ^ Foudy was recognized as a defender in 1990.

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