LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Matt Thorsheim, who led the Bucknell men's soccer team in scoring as a freshman this season, earned Third Team All-Northeast Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches on Friday evening. Thorsheim recorded five goals and four assists for 14 points while helping the Bison to a third-place finish in the Patriot League.
Among the 33 players named to one of the three All-Northeast Region teams, Thorsheim was one of five first-year players selected. He earned a starting job on opening day, played both midfield and forward, and earned Third Team All-Patriot League honors at season's end. A two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week, Thorsheim scored both goals in a critical 2-1 road win over Lehigh on Oct. 25, and he also found the net against Binghamton, American and Duquesne.
He led the team in scoring despite missing the final three games of the season due to injury. Thorsheim was second on the team with 32 shot attempts, and he put 20 of them on frame.
The Bison have now had at least one All-Region selection in 16 straight seasons. Thorsheim's older brother, Chris, was picked in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Bucknell finished 5-3-1 in Patriot League play this season and exceeded its Patriot League Preseason Poll position by three spots in the table.