Eckels '20 on all-region men's soccer team a third time

Luke Eckels '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Luke Eckels '20 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College's Luke Eckels '20 (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS) was selected for the 2019 NCAA Division III All-Region Men's Team by the United Soccer Coaches on Monday, Dec. 2.

2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team release

Eckels is on the third team in the New England Region for the third time in his Hamilton career. A total of 43 athletes were honored in the region as the teams were selected through voting by member coaches.

The 6-foot, 2-inch Eckels made the all-NESCAC team in November. Eckels led the defense from his center back position as he started all 16 matches. Hamilton posted seven shutouts and allowed one goal three times. During a stretch of seven matches from late September to mid-October, the Continentals surrendered just one goal. Eckels was a two-time team captain and four-year starter who finished with five points in 67 career matches at Hamilton.

Eckels helped lead the Continentals (6-8-2, 3-5-2 NESCAC) to a NESCAC championship quarterfinal appearance for the fourth year in a row. The Continentals went 4-4-0 in the conference championship during his career and made it to the final for the first time in 2016. Hamilton tied then-nationally ranked No. 1 Tufts University 1-1 on Oct. 13.