Men’s Soccer Opens Season; Kelley Named to All-CAA Team

Posted: August 31, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Kelley, the 2006 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Year, was named to the 2007 CAA Preseason All-Conference Team at goalkeeper. The squad was selected by a vote of the conference’s 12 head coaches.

In addition to earning last year’s CAA Rookie of the Year honors, Kelley was rewarded with a slew of accolades for his outstanding freshman season, including being named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman First-Team and the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team. He also was named Third-Team All-South Atlantic Region, Second-Team All-CAA and earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie and All-Tournament teams.

Starting all 21 matches for the Patriots in goal last season, Kelley tallied 102 saves and 11 shutouts to lead the conference. He was also a major factor in George Mason making a run to the final match of the CAA Championships, as well as the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament in a decade. The Lexington, Ky., native finished the season with a 0.64 goals against average in 1977 total minutes played as the Patriots finished the year with a 12-6-3 record.

The 2007 CAA men’s soccer season opens tonight, and Mason will host the D.C. College Cup at George Mason Stadium this weekend. Mason’ first match is tonight against Howard at 7:30 p.m.

A tailgate party before the game begins at 6:30 p.m. “Wingstock” features free food and games during half time. Free for students with a Mason ID.

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