The NCAA has released its 2003 Division III individual and team statistical awards for soccer and Gustavus Adolphus goalkeeper Andy Moulton has won the goals against average title compiling a 0.205 goals against average in 14 games. Moulton is the first Gustavus soccer player to win an individual statistical award from the NCAA.
Moulton, a junior from St. Peter, Minn., compiled a 7-1-5 record in the net for the Gusties this season. He started 12 out of the 14 games, logged 1318 minutes in net, allowed only three goals, and recorded eight shutouts. Moulton made 57 saves for the Gusties recording a .950 save percentage.
Moulton’s award is a reflection of one of the strongest team defensive efforts in Gustie soccer history. The men’s soccer team finished second in NCAA Division III team goals against average allowing only six goals in 22 matches for a 0.23 goals against average. The men also finished third in shutout percentage with 17 shutouts in 22 matches for a 0.77 shutout percentage.
Moulton was a key part of a strong defensive unit that helped the Gusties to a 16-1-5 mark this season. The Gusties also won the first ever MIAC post-season tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to the University of Redlands (0-0 tie, lost 4-3 in a shootout) in California. The Gusties ended the season with a 16-match unbeaten string (11 wins and five ties).