Pictured: Brian Rogers netted three game-winning tallies
during his freshman season.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
Complete College Soccer News Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Forward Brian Rogers of the Harvard men’s soccer team has been named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman second team, the publication announced Tuesday afternoon. This represents the second national postseason honor Rogers earned in 2009, as he was also selected to the Soccer America All-Freshman second team this fall.
The Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Rogers, who hails from Bronxville, N.Y., ranked second on the Crimson with 18 points, netting six goals and handing out six assists in 19 games. A National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Northeast Region third team honoree, Rogers was an All-Ivy League second team choice. He was tabbed as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on three occasions this fall and began his career with a six-game scoring streak (Sept. 4-23).
Rogers scored goals in three straight wins against Army, Fairfield and New Hampshire (Sept. 14-23) and netted three game-winning tallies during the season (Fairfield, New Hampshire and Yale Oct. 3).
Rogers and the Crimson completed the season ranked ninth in the final College Soccer News and NSCAA national polls and posted a 14-4-1 overall record and 5-1-1 mark in the Ivy League, as the team won the Ancient Eight title. Harvard earned a bye in the NCAA tournament and defeated Monmouth, 3-0, Nov. 22 to advance to the third round of the postseason for the first time since 1987.