Pictured: Jamie Clark, The Virginia B. and James O. Welch
'52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After leading the Crimson to a 14-4-1 record and an appearance in the third round of the NCAA tournament, Jamie Clark, The Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, was honored as the NSCAA/Mondo Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
In just his second season on the Harvard sideline, Clark guided Harvard to the Ivy League title, as the Crimson went 5-1-1 in Ancient Eight play. Harvard posted an 8-2 record at home during the fall and reached as high as No. 6 in the national polls, tying the highest the program has ever been ranked.
In addition to reaching the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight season, including the second consecutive year under Clark, the Crimson defeated Monmouth, 3-0, in a second-round matchup in the tournament. Harvard advanced to the third round for the first time since 1987, facing defending national champion Maryland.
Under Clark's tutelage, forward Andre Akpan was named the finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, presented to the nation's top collegiate player. Akpan and defender Kwaku Nyamekye were both selected in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, as Akpan was chosen in the second round with the 22nd overall pick by the Colorado Rapids. Nyamekye was taken in the fourth round with the 60th pick by the Colorado Rapids. In addition, Akpan was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Year, while freshman forward Brian Rogers was tabbed the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.