Notre Dame Men's Soccer | Dec. 13, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
The National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) on Friday released its All-America teams and two Notre Dame student-athletes were among those honored. Senior forward Harrison Shipp was named to the first team, while fifth-year senior Grant Van De Casteele, a central defender, appeared on the third team.
Shipp (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) leads the Fighting Irish in goals (12) and assists (8) this season and on Thursday was named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. Last month, Shipp was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and he was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. He also was tapped as the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year® for Division I men's soccer.
Five of Shipp's goals this season have been game winners and he has deposited three goals in the NCAA tournament to help the Fighting Irish reach the College Cup for the first time in program history. The team captain has never missed a match during his Notre Dame career and he has totaled 23 goals and 22 assists. This is his first All-America citation. Shipp is the ninth first team All-American in program history.
Van De Casteele (Plano, Texas/Frisco Centennial) is a force in the Fighting Irish backline and he has helped the team post nine shutouts this season. He was a third-team all-ACC pick and this is his first All-America accolade.