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Men's Soccer Holds Annual Banquet, Hands Out Team Awards

Harvard's award winners with Carl Junot, The Virginia B. and James O. Welch, Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's soccer team held its annual awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Saturday, as the squad handed out its team awards and honored the 2010 season.

With varsity and junior varsity players as well as player families and members of the administration in attendance, Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch Jr. '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, announced the recipients of the Crimson's four major awards.
 
In recognition of the commitment of James O. Welch, Jr. '52 & Virginia B. Welch to the Harvard men's soccer program, the Welch Award is presented annually to the most valuable player as voted by the players. The award was presented to senior co-captain Robert Millock, who earned All-ivy League second team honors last fall. He started all 17 games during his senior season and led the Harvard defensive corps, which allowed only 20 goals in 17 contests.
 
The Hamilton Fish 1910 Award is given annually to the most improved player on the Harvard men's soccer team. Junot awarded his honor to sophomore goalkeeper Bret Conrad, who started four games in net for the Crimson. He went 2-1-1 with one shutout and owned a 0.90 goals-against average, to go along with 20 saves and a .833 save percentage.

The Louis G. Williams '64 Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to a senior who, like Williams, displays exceptional athletic skill, sportsmanship and devotion to the team. Senior co-captain Jaren LaGreca was presented with this award after starting 15 of the 16 games he appeared in during the 2010 campaign. LaGreca, a defender, assisted on game-winning goals against Stanford (Sept. 4) and Yale (Oct. 2).

 
The Seamus Malin '62 Award is presented every year to the player who has, through love of the game and commitment to the University, demonstrated the values shown by Malin in his long and continuing association with the University and the game. Junot bestowed this trophy to senior defender James Pelletier. Pelletier started on Senior Day against Columbia (Nov. 6) and was a vocal leader for the Crimson throughout the season.

The Crimson posted a 5-7-5 overall record and 2-3-2 mark in Ivy League play during the 2010 season. Harvard will host the Haitian National Team in an exhibition to benefit the Partners in Health relief efforts in Haiti Sunday, April 10. The game will be held at Harvard Stadium at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.