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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sophomore German Giammattei of the Amherst College men's soccer team continued to rake in the accolades on the the eve of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Semifinals in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the forward being named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team.
Previously named First Team All-New England Region, First Team All-NESCAC and the 2019 NESCAC Player of the Year, Giammattei becomes the first Mammoth to clinch United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America honors since 2012 when Spencer Noon '13 and Julien Aoyama '14 earned the distinction. He is the 13th-ever Amherst men's soccer student-athlete to earn a First Team selection dating back to 1941 (NFN Heisler).
Comprised of 21 forwards, 13 midfielders, 10 defenders and three goalkeepers, 47 total student-athletes garnered All-America laurels, with the First, Second, and Third Teams made up of 15, 16, and 16 players, respectively.
Finding the back of the net in an unprecedented pace in 2019, Giammattei has been the spark in an Amherst offense that has registered 55 goals so far this season. Eclipsing program highs in single-season goals and points with a score and an assist in the Mammoths 2-1 overtime win against Colby on Oct. 19, the Pinecrest, Fla. native now sits atop the Amherst leader board in single-season goals (23) and points (51) after logging a point in all but four of his 20 starts for the Mammoths in 2019. Also dishing out five helpers this fall, Giammattei was thrice named the lone NESCAC Player of the Week - a first for the conference - while going 3-for-3 on penalty kicks, amassing six multi-goal games, including three hat tricks, and recording nine game-winners to rank second in the nation in the category. Potting two game-winners and recording four points in the first four rounds of the NCAA Championship Tournament, the forward heads into the final weekend of the Division III soccer season owning a 20.7 shot percentage and ranking fourth in the nation in goals per game (1.15) and total goals and fifth in the country in points per game (2.55) and total points.
Seeing action in 40 contests in his first two seasons donning the Purple & White, Giammattei has compiled a 30G-8A-68P stat line and is in the running to make his way to the top of the Amherst leader-board in career goals (49) and career points (117).
Recognized at Thursday evening's Final Four banquet, this year's All-Americans will also be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at the Baltimore Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
Returning to the Final Four for the fourth time in program history, and for the first time since their national title run in 2015, Amherst next hits the field tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6 at 5PM when they take on Centre College in a National Semifinal matchup at UNCG Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.