Giammattei Voted D3soccer's Forward of the Year, Coleman Third Team All-America

Giammattei Voted D3soccer's Forward of the Year, Coleman Third Team All-America

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AMHERST, Mass. – Senior captain and midfielder Cutler Coleman and sophomore forward German Giammattei of the Amherst College men's soccer team continue to reap the benefits of an record-breaking season, with the duo each named to D3soccer.com's All-America teams.

For their efforts on the field in 2019, Giammattei was named the organization's Forward of the Year and First Team All-America, while Coleman claimed Third Team All-America honors.

Voted on by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and athletic communication directors from a field of nearly 500 nominations - a number which constitutes less than 5% of the student-athletes that played this fall - 33 total players were named to the three All-America teams, with eight forwards, 11 midfielders, 11 defenders and three goalkeepers representing representing 24 schools and 16 different conferences selected.

German Giammattei | Sophomore | Forward | Forward of the Year | First Team All-America
The 2019 United Soccer Coaches' National Player of the Year, Giammattei adds D3soccer.com's Forward of the Year and First Team All-America accolades to a sizable sophomore haul that includes being named United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America, First Team All-New England Region, First Team All-NESCAC, the NESCAC Player of the Year and to the NCAA Championships' All-Tournament Team.

With a Division III leading 26 goals this fall, the Pinecrest, Fla. native ran circles around opposing defenses in 2019 - tallying a score against every nationally ranked opponent Amherst faced apart from the NCAA Final and registering a staggering four hat tricks - including three tallies in Amherst's 3-0 National Semifinal victory over Centre - to total seven multi-goal games. In 22 starts, Giammattei was held without a point in just five games to account for 44.8% of the Mammoths' goals (58) while going 3-for-3 on penalty kicks and potting 10 game-winners. Tying the NESCAC single-season scoring record and setting new program benchmarks in single-season goals and points, Giammattei also dished out five assists to register 57 points on the year.

On a national level, Giammattei closed out 2019 inside the top-five in six offensive categories: leading Division III in goals scored (26), ranking second in total points (57), second in game-winning goals (10), fourth in goals per game (1.18), fifth in points per game (2.59) and fifth in shots on goal per game (3.00).

Cutler Coleman | Senior | Midfielder | Third Team All-America
One of the nation's most consistent and disruptive midfielders, Coleman captures Third Team All-America laurels following a stellar senior campaign that previously landed him First Team All-NESCAC and Second Team All-Region accolades. Always displaying high energy and his hallmark grit on patrol in between the 18-yard lines, the Winter Park, Fla. native started all 20 of his appearances for the Mammoths in 2019, netting a goal and dishing out two helpers to total four points. A top two-way player, Coleman was a crucial component of an Amherst defense that allowed just 15 goals all season and posted 11 shut outs to own the ninth-best goals against average in Division III (0.64). Holding opponents to only 92 shots on frame and a 7.5 shot percentage, only three teams in the Mammoths' 23-game slate had multi-goal games, with no opponent netting more than two scores against Amherst.

A captain, Coleman closes out his collegiate career having made 53 starts in 66 appearances and owning a stat line that includes six goals, including two game-winners, and six assists for 18 total points.

Amherst concluded a historic season on the field as the 2019 NCAA Division III Runner-Up - amassing a 19-2-2 overall ledger while setting new program benchmarks in single-season wins (19) and single-season goals scored (58).