Date Posted:12/12/2003,  1:30PM

Sullivan Named First-Team All-American

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's soccer player Danny Sullivan (Portsmouth, N.H.) was named a Division III first-team All-American today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Sullivan, a junior back, was a tri-captain on the squad this season and becomes only the fourth Polar Bear to earn first-team All-American honors and the first since Dave Decew in 1998.

Sullivan, who played through much of the season with a hand injury, was indispensable on the back line for Bowdoin this fall. Although he only scored one assist on the year, his deft passing keyed numerous scoring opportunities and his defensive skills led to Bowdoin allowing a mere 13 goals in 17 games this season, including eight blank sheets. The Polar Bears reached the NCAA Tournament and earned a runner-up finish in the NESCAC Tournament, finishing the year with a record of 13-2-3. He garnered first-team All-NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) and earlier this week was tabbed as a first-team All-New England selection.

Bowdoin's other first team All-Americans include Dave DeCew '99, Kwame Poku '82 and Keith Brown '82.