Heartbreak is commonplace in college soccer every November, but late season losses sting even more for seniors playing the final games of their careers.
Seniors like Quincy Thomas, who played his last game in a Memphis uniform last Saturday in a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to USF in the American Athletic Conference Championship. The center back finished his career playing in 71 games, starting 67 times and scoring two goals and assisting on four others. As the captain this year, he led the team in minutes played with 1,605 and picked up a conference defender of the week honor.
Louisville senior Shane Campbell called his final game, an overtime loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament, one of the toughest days in his "life to date" in an Instagram post.
Campbell had a challenging senior season in Louisville, battling injuries and fighting for time in the lineup. He ended the season playing in 9 games, starting 5 times and scoring a critical goal. The Penn State transfer ended his college career with 64 games played, 38 starts, 4 goals and 3 assists.
After an incredible start to the season, Temple were booted out of the American Athletic Conference Championships with a 4-0 loss to UConn on Saturday to end the season 10-7-2. Senior midfielder Jared Martinelli ended his Temple career with 69 games, 65 starts, 18 goals and 22 assists.
Joe Farrell's La Salle career ended with a 1-0 win over local rivals Saint Joseph's on October 31 while Thomas Shiiba's Navy career ended with a double overtime loss to Boston on Saturday and Michael Gonzalez and Penn State were bounced from the Big Ten Tournament on a golden goal in overtime at Ohio State on Sunday.
Connor Maloney and Sebastian Elney honored
Penn State junior forward Connor Maloney received postseason conference honors for the third straight year when he was named to the All-Big Ten First Team for the second straight year after making the All-Freshman team his first season. He finished the year with 7 goals and 2 assists.
Maryland freshman forward Sebastian Elney made the All-Big Ten Second Team and was also named to the All-Freshman team. He scored a goal in Maryland's 5-2 win over Michigan to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against Indiana in Columbus on Friday afternoon.
Keegan Rosenberry makes TopDrawerSoccer's Team of the Week
Rosenberry assisted on both goals - the first was Brett Campbell's fourth goal of the season and the second a game-winner off a free kick - to lead Georgetown to a 2-1 win over Creighton last Thursday and finish the Big East regular season with a 9-0-0 record. Rosenberry's efforts on both side of the ball were recognized by TopDrawerSoccer, which named the senior right back to its Team of the Week.
Doyle Tuvesson scores; Logan Keys gets another clean sheet
Lehigh sophomore Doyle Tuvesson scored his fourth goal of the season in Lehigh's 2-0 win over Bucknell on Tuesday in the Patriot League quarterfinals. They'll take on Colgate on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. for a chance to play in the league championship game.
After missing the Nov. 1 game, LIU Brooklyn goalkeeper Logan Keys returned to the lineup and recorded his seventh clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday. He made three saves in the match to lower his goals against average on the year to 0.36.