MEDFORD - Senior Scott Greenwood of the NCAA Division III Champion Tufts University men's soccer team has been selected as the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2016 season. The website announced its All-Americans and Players of the Year on Tuesday.
Greenwood was also selected as a D3soccer first team All-American. His Jumbo defensive mate Daniel Sullivan was named to the second team All-American squad. Head coach Josh Shapiro's Jumbos are the only team in the nation with two players on the top two All-American squads. Three teams were announced in all.
In 19 starts for the Jumbos during the fall, Greenwood's .888 save percentage ranked third in the nation and complimented his vocal leadership and organization of his back line. In tandem with Sullivan and the rest of the Tufts defense, Greenwood acheived a 0.46 goals against average (seventh nationally) and 12 shutouts.
Just as in 2014, when Greenwood backed Tufts to its first national title, the NCAA tournament brought out the best in him and the Jumbos. Facing six ranked teams (four in the Top 10), Tufts would claim the national title by posting five shutouts (two that extended into a second overtime period), never trailing, and conceding just one goal (0.16 GAA).
Greenwood faced an average of five shots on target per game in the NCAA's and turned away all but one, good for a stellar .966 save percentage. With little-to-no room for error, Greenwood delivered when it mattered most, highlighted by saving eight shots from the favored host Rowan to preserve a 1-0 second round win and stopping all seven second-half shots on goal from Kenyon in the quarterfinals to allow Tufts to book their place in the Final Four with an overtime win.
Sulivan provided a physical presence on the back line and superb air skills which helped Tufts allow less than four shots on goal per game this season. In addition to his All-American honor, Sullivan was on the National Soccer Coaches Association All-New England second team and was picked as a first team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) member.
The Jumbos finished 15-5-2 overall under Coach Shapiro in 2016.