Men's Soccer Senior Harry Beddo Named D3soccer.com Third-Team All American
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St. Louis, Mo., January 7, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer senior back Harry Beddo was tabbed as a D3soccer.com 2010 NCAA Division III third-team All-American in the website’s inaugural postseason award announcement on Friday.
Earlier this year, Beddo became the first Washington University student-athlete to garner National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) men’s soccer All-America honors since Onyi Okoroafor was a third-team All-America selection in 2007, and he is just the eighth student-athlete in school history to earn the distinction. D3soccer.com selected 33 student-athletes to comprise its three inaugural All-America teams.
As one of Washington University’s primary backfield defenders in 2010, Beddo helped anchor a defensive unit that ranked sixth in Division III with a 0.42 goals against average and 16th with a 0.6 shutout percentage, recording 12 shutouts in 20 games while yielding just nine goals against.
Beddo was a four-time All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, earning first-team all-conference accolades in 2009 and 2010. He was a second-team NSCAA all-central region selection a year ago, but earned first-team honors for the first time in his career in 2010. He ended his stellar four-year career with 17 goals and seven assists for 41 points.
Washington University finished the season with one of the best overall records in school history, posting a 14-1-5 mark before advancing to the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Bears hosted Loras College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, playing to a 1-1 tie before falling to the Duhawks in penalty kicks. The squad’s 14 wins mark the highest total since 2007 and tie for the second-best output during head coach Joe Clarke’s 14 seasons at Washington University.