By Jensyn Hartzell
After advancing far into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Tournament, Washington College’s Men’s Soccer Team Head Coach, Roy Dunshee, was selected as the Men’s Region V Staff of the Year for Division III Institutions.
Coach Dunshee coached WC men’s soccer for 10 years. The current coaching staff consists of Coach Dunshee, first-year assistant Ryan Shera, and volunteer assistants Jeff Reinoehl, Tom Bowman, and James Bedrock ’11.
This nomination is decided by fellow coaches in Region V and the United Soccer Coaches College Services program, according to the WC Athletics website.
This was a historic season for WC men’s soccer. The Shoremen won the Centennial Conference Championship for the first time ever in addition to winning two games in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Coach Dunshee will officially receive this award on Jan. 20, 2022. The official announcement occurred on Nov. 30, 2021.
Seniors James Strine and Eric Gwadz both received Conference-team placements after this season. Strine was placed on the First Team and Gwadz earned Third Team.
Strine scored an overall of 26 points throughout the season, which included the game-winning Conference Championship goal against Gettysburg College.
Gwadz was nominated as the 2021 Centennial Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player as well. He produced 19 goals throughout the season with three assists.
In addition to athletics, the WC men’s soccer team also received awards for their academics for the 2021 fall semester.
Senior Greg Adams and juniors Harrison Malone and Alex Coster earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll and the Academic All-Centennial Team.