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Thiam and Hauser-Ramsey Earn All-Region Honors

Thiam and Hauser-Ramsey represent UConn on All-Region honors.
Dec. 7, 2017


STORRS, Conn. –
For their outstanding performances during the 2017 UConn men’s soccer season, junior captains Jacob Hauser-Ramsey and Abdou Mbacke Thiam have both earned United Soccer All-East Region honors, as announced by United Soccer Coaches on Dec. 1.

Thiam, a native of Dakar, Senegal, and Hauser-Ramsey, from Seattle, Wash., earned nods to the All-East Region Second Team and Third Team, respectively.

Both players were selected to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team at the end of the regular season – making them both eligible for all-region honors.

UConn had two players represented on the list, while the American had 11 players total – with reigning champion SMU garnering a league-high four selections.

Thiam led the Huskies (8-8-2, 4-3-0 American) in all major offensive categories, including goals (10), assists (4), points (24) and shots (68). He ranked fourth in the American in points, third in goals and second in game-winners.

It was the third-straight season for Thiam with double-digit goals, now with 31 tallies during his UConn career. He was named AAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 25 and earned five mentions on the weekly honor roll throughout 2017.

Hauser-Ramsey started in 17 matches for UConn, earning his first-career selection to the AAC First Team after helping the Husky defense to a 0.96 goals against average – third-best in the conference. UConn had eight shutout wins, second-most in the league.

He was selected AAC Defensive Player of the Week on both Oct. 9 and 16, serving as an instrumental part of the UConn backline.

The Huskies enter the offseason having lost six senior players to graduation – including goalkeeper Scott Levene, who had made 70 consecutive starts between the posts for UConn.

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