VOTE: 2017 D3 Sports News MSOC Keeper of the Year

With the NCAA D3 Men’s Soccer Championship set for this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the top performers in-net this past season and let you decide the 2017 D3 Sports News MSOC Keeper of the Year.

Voting will be open until 12/6 at 7pm.

Nate VanRyn, Sr. – Calvin

Calvin’s Nate Van Ryn (Calvin Athletics photo)

15 shutouts (1st)
.430 goals-against avg (5th)
.863 save pct (T19th)

A two-year starter in goal, Van Ryn put together a superlative 2017 campaign, posting a 21-1-1 record in goal that included 15 shutout victories and a goals-against-average of 0.43. His season shutout total is the second-highest and his goals-against-average the third-best in Calvin men’s soccer single-season history.

Blake Mullen, Jr. – St. Joseph’s (ME)

St. Joseph’s ME keeper Blake Mullen (St. Joseph’s ME Athletics photo)

.050 goals-against avg (1st)
12 shutouts (T3rd)

Mullen claimed First Team All-GNAC and Goalkeeper of the Year honors after posting one of the best seasons in goal in the history of collegiate soccer. Having turned away all 42 shots he has faced during the regular season, Mullen posted an unblemished 0.00 goals against average with a perfect 1.000 save percentage while starting all 19 games and logging 1,596 minutes in net.

Bryan See, Sr. – Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins keeper Bryan See (JHU Athletics photo)

.237 goals-against avg (3rd)
14 shutouts (2nd)
.917 save pct (4th)

A unanimous first team Centennial Conference selection, See ranked second in the nation in shutouts (11), third in goals against average (.279) and fifth in save percentage (.900) after the regular season finished. His five goals allowed were the fewest by a Blue Jay goalie since 2004.

Andres Medina, So. – Rutgers-Newark

Rutgers-Newark’s Andres Medina (Rutgers-Newark Athletics photo)

12 shutouts (T3rd)
.473 goals-against avg (7th)
.887 save pct (6th)

Medina made 13 saves in a pair of NCAA Tournament matches for the Scarlet Raiders, and his epic performance against Bowdoin lifted Rutgers-Newark into the second round of the national tournament. Against Bowdoin, Medina made three saves over 110 minutes to record his 12th shutout of the season. Then, in the penalty kick shootout that Rutgers-Newark won, 3-2, Medina made three incredible saves for the Scarlet Raiders to advance, stopping the Polar Bears’ final attempt in the final round of the shootout.

Nick Mancini, Sr. – Johnson & Wales

Johnson & Wales’ Nick Mancini (Johnson & Wales Athletics photo)

.353 goals-against avg (3rd)
11 shutouts (T6th)
.897 save pct (5th)

All season Mancini was a brick wall in goal, setting a new school record with a 0.35 goals against average that ranked third in the country. His .897 save percentage was the fifth-best in the NCAA and a new school record and his 11 shutouts were one shy of the school record.

Dylan McLaurin, Jr. – Lynchburg

Lynchburg’s Dylan McLaurin (Lynchburg Athletics photo)

.497 goals-against avg (8th)
.863 save pct (T19th)
9 shutouts (T19th)

Named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference First-Team Goalkeeper for a second-straight season.

Connor Bell,  Jr. – Messiah

Messiah’s Connor Bell (Messiah Athletics photo)

.516 goals-against avg (10th)
11 shutouts (T6th)
.850 save pct (28th)

A first-team All-MAC Commonwealth selection, Bell has been credited with 11 shutouts on the season and is tenth in the nation with a 0.516 goals against average while leading the Falcons to the Final Four.

Ian McInturf, Fr. – Kenyon

Kenyon Keeper Ian McInturf (Mike Munden/Kenyon Athletics photo)

12 shutouts (T3rd)
.574 goals-against avg (19th)

McInturf spent all but 45 minutes between the posts for Kenyon and the freshman was credited with 12 shutouts, while allowing 13 goals on 38 saves.


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