(St. Peter, Minn., December 13, 2002) – Adam MacLeod-Roth, a 1999 graduate of Minneapolis South High School and member of the Gustavus men’s soccer team, was named to the 2002 Adidas/National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division III All-America Men’s Soccer Second Team. MacLeod-Roth is the son of Bill Roth and Pam MacLeod of Minneapolis.
MacLeod-Roth, an all-conference selection as a defender for the Gusties, started all 17 games and scored six goals this past season. He was named to the NSCAA all-region squad both of the last two years and was named to the all-conference team three times during his career at Gustavus.
MacLeod-Roth was one of only two athletes from the MIAC to be named to the NSCAA All-America Team. Nathan Knox, a junior at Macalester College was also named to the NSCAA Second Team.
Gustavus Head Coach Larry Zelenz credits MacLeod-Roth as having a big impact in the team’s accomplishments over the recent years. "Adam has been a four year starter who has contributed to our success as a program since his freshman year. Most important has been his steady play game to game. The last two years he has been a real anchor at our back."
The squad posted a record of 49-20-3 during MacLeod-Roth’s four-year stint with the Gusties. Coach Zelenz reflected on MacLeod-Roth’s career by saying, "We will miss his speed, athletic ability, understanding of the game and skill, but most of all his leadership. I can’t think of any other player more deserving of this honor than Adam."
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