For the second straight year, Christian Brothers Academy's Matt Thorsheim has been named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The CBA senior is one of 70 players across the country to be selected, and even more impressively, Thorsheim is just one of four players on this year's roster to have been selected in 2015.
"Matt's four-year stellar varsity career was rewarded at the highest level as one the the nations best high school soccer players this year," head coach Tom Mulligan said. "The entire CBA community shares in his accomplishment as it reflects directly on the team he represents. It was a privilege to be able to coach such a talented player that we can now call a two-time All-American."
Thorsheim, who has verbally committed to Bucknell University, led CBA to perhaps the best season in program history. The Colts won 24 games, which is a single season program record, and captured both the Shore Conference and State Championships. Thorsheim was at the center of it all, scoring 14 goals and adding 21 assists. The 21 assists matched his own program record from his junior season and led the Shore Conference.
He shined during the Colts' run to the conference and state titles, scoring four goals and recording six assists during the postseason. Three of those goals came during CBA's run in the NJSIAA Non-Public A Tournament, and none were bigger than his game-winning goal in the state final. Thorsheim broke a 73-minute long scoreless tie with a strike to push CBA to a 1-0 win over Seton Hall Prep.
Thorsheim was also invited to the High School All-American game in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend, where he made an immediate impact by scoring the first goal of the game.
Thorsheim, who was a four-year starter for CBA Soccer, departs the Academy with 39 goals and 58 assists in his career. He will look to make an impact at the Division I college level with Bucknell in the competitive Patriot League.