KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Western New England’s Troy Remillard (Palmer, Mass.) was selected as a Third Team All-America selection by United Soccer Coaches highlighting a list of six Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) players honored by the organization.
Remillard was also the CCC player named to the All-New England Region First Team. Four CCC student-athletes were named to the Second Team as Conner Couchot (Mason, Ohio) from Endicott, Joshua Cochran (Bellville, Ohio) from Gordon, Jordan Elster (Sutton, Mass.) from Salve Regina, and Emmett Basaca (San Diego, Calif.) from Wentworth were all recognized. The Gulls’ Evan Couchot (Mason, Ohio) was the lone Third Team honoree from the CCC.
TROY REMILLARD, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND – ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM/ALL-NEW ENGLAND FIRST TEAM
Remillard was one of the most prolific scorers in all of NCAA Division III during his senior season. He tallied 22 goals, which ranked second in the nation, while also recording four assists for a total of 48 points. His 53 career goals are the second highest total in Western New England men's soccer history.
CONNER COUCHOT, ENDICOTT – ALL-NEW ENGLAND SECOND TEAM
Conner Couchot adds All-Region Second Team honors to several other 2017 season accolades such as CCC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-CCC First Team selection. He registered one goal and three assists for five points in 19 games played while being a key member of a defense that recorded eight shutouts and allowed only 15 goals in 21 games.
JOSHUA COCHRAN, GORDON – ALL- NEW ENGLAND SECOND TEAM
Cochran received his first USC All-Region honors as he led Gordon with six goals and dished out one assist for 13 points in 17 games. He finished the year tied for tenth in goals in the CCC. Cochran also received Second Best XI Midfielder honor from the New England Soccer Journal.
JORDON ELSTER, SALVE REGINA – ALL-NEW ENGLAND SECOND TEAM
Elster, a right back, scored one goal and assisted on two others; his lone goal was a game-winner against UMass Dartmouth (Sept. 13). A CCC First Team performer, Elster joins five other CCC men's soccer players on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region team.
EMMETT BASACA, WENTWORTH – ALL-NEW ENGLAND SECOND TEAM
Basaca, who was also an All-New England selection (Third Team) as a sophomore, collects his second postseason accolade this season with this regional recognition after being named First Team All-CCC for the third straight year. The senior standout led the conference with 14 assists, a single-season statistic that ranks first in Wentworth men's soccer history. Basaca also added three goals in all 20 games played for a career-best 20 points on the year. A pivotal piece of the Leopards' midfield unit, Basaca played in nearly every minute of every game during his career, and ranks first all-time in games started (79) and second in total games played (79). His 21 career assists rank fourth all-time, to go along with six goals and 33 total points.
EVAN COUCHOT, ENDICOTT – ALL-NEW ENGLAND SECOND TEAM
Evan Couchot tallied 11 goals and four assists for 26 points throughout the 2017 season to lead the team in both goals and points. Five of his goals were game-winners and he was also named to the All-CCC First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team for his efforts.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Endicott, Gordon, Salve Regina, Wentworth, and Western New England Sports Information Departments.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.