Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Lasell graduate Michael Skelton to the All-American Third Team after his record-breaking season this fall. The All-American Awards Banquet was part of a convention held in Philadelphia.
This year’s convention had more than 15,000 people registered. The banquet had about 1,000 attendees including players, coaches, family, and scouts.
“Finding out I was an All-American was a great honor,” said Skelton. “It was hard to wrap my head around it at first until I went to the convention and found out what it really meant.”
Skelton’s record breaking season included setting new single-season marks with 22 goals and 49 points, while participating and starting in all 23 games. His career statistics include 55 goals, 128 points, and 84 total matches played.
Skelton was named GNAC player of the year for the 2013 season and was also named GNAC player of the week three times.
His favorite moment at Lasell was with the soccer program off the field. “My favorite moment was when we went to Camp Huckins with the entire team and had a water volleyball tournament at the sandbar,” said Skelton. “It was just great to be with everyone hanging out and doing something that isn’t soccer.”
When he was not on the field scoring goals, the Conway, NH native was a member of the honors program, The 1851 Chronicle staff, and a staff member of Lasell’s athletic department. Since graduating in December, Skelton is working until soccer season begins.
“I have tryouts for the Real Boston Rams in March and look to continue playing with them,” said Skelton. “If I do well, who knows where I’ll end up.”