On Wednesday, the American Athletic Conference released its men’s soccer all-conference honors in advance of the conference tournament, which commences on Friday. A total of six UConn Huskies are on all-conference teams, including two on the first team.
Two juniors, defender Jacob Hauser-Ramsey and forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam, represent the Huskies on the first team this year, voted in as unanimous selections.
Hauser-Ramsey was part of the third-best defense in the conference, allowing 1.00 goals per game, including eight clean sheets. He was named the American defender of the week for two consecutive weeks on Oct. 9 and 16.
Mbacke Thiam scored 10 goals, good for third in the conference, and was tied for ninth in assists with four. The junior led the Huskies in both categories and also leads the conference in shots.
Freshmen Josh Burnett and Blaise Tohou-N’Gague were also named to the rookie team, with Tohou-N’Gague a unanimous pick.
Burnett started 16 of UConn’s 17 matches, scoring two goals and two assists across his freshman season in midfield. Tohou-N’Gague scored a goal with an assist playing midfield as a freshman, playing strong defense as well.
Junior Dylan Greenberg and senior goalie Scott Levene were both on the second team.
Levene was third in the conference with a 0.95 goals against average and fourth in save percentage (.785). He was second in the conference in saves with 62. His eight clean sheets were also second in the conference. Greenberg was a part of that defense as well and scored a very nice free kick goal to go along with a pair of assists.
UConn plays UCF in the semifinals of The American conference tournament. Kickoff is on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the game can be viewed on the American Digital Network.