December 7, 2021

Dear Members of the Connecticut College Community,

In a game that summed up the drive and spirit of Camel athletics—our student-athletes, our coaches and staff, our fans and supporters—the men’s soccer team won Conn’s first national championship in any team sport Saturday night, defeating NESCAC rival Amherst College in a classic that went down to the wire. After a 1-1 tie in regulation and two overtimes that left the score unchanged, the teams headed into penalty kicks where the Camels took it all, 4-1, sealing an extraordinary victory and the NCAA Division III national title. Our thanks to the hundreds of Camel parents, alumni, students and friends who traveled to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro's Soccer Stadium to witness the game Saturday night and see the team achieve this remarkable feat.  
The names of every player, coach and men’s soccer staff member deserve mention. Please see below. This championship is a tribute to them and to all those who cheer for, support and commit to making Camel athletics great in every way. Camels do Defy Boundaries.
If you missed the game, we invite you to read about the dramatic action and the players whose pivotal performances brought this championship home—as well as the thrilling moment when Coach Burk placed the NCAA championship trophy on the sundial overlooking Tempel Green in front of hundreds of cheering students, faculty and staff. You can also watch or (re-watch!) the game here.

Congratulations to Coach Burk and the team on this history-making achievement. Thanks to everyone who stood with them and continues to strengthen Camel athletics. Go Conn!


Katherine Bergeron

Mo White
Director of Athletics

Connecticut College
2021 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Champions
Reuben Burk, Head Coach
Andrew Storton, Assistant Coach
Aimee Krenicki, Athletic Trainer
Analisse Rios '08, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Noel Garrett, Faculty/Staff Liaison
Sam Maidenberg ’23, 00, South Orange, NJ
Peter Silvester ’25, 1, Smiths Parish, Bermuda
Jordan Viotto ’24, 2, Morristown, NJ 
Sam Boehm ’24, 3, Lexington, MA 
Jorge Mendo ’25, 4, Zaragoza, Spain 
Marco Cerezo ’24, 5, Malaga, Spain 
Alessandro Horvath Diano ’24, 6,  New Haven, CT
Dylan Zane ’24, 7, Montego Bay, Jamaica 
Rye Jaran ’24, 8, Downingtown, PA 
MT Tshuma ’22, 9,  Magwegwe, Zimbabwe 
Alex Robles ’23, 10, Reston, VA 
Luke Cibelli ’25, 11,  New York, NY
Jake Gehron ’24, 12,  Kittery, ME
Matt Scoffone ’24, 13, Thornton, PA 
Augie Djerdjaj ’23, 14, Mahopac, NY
Aiden Scales ’22, 15, Grafton, MA
Lorenzo Bocchetti ’22, 16, Wilmington, DE
Jake Creus ’24, 17 Rye, NY 
Jack Marvel ’24, 18, Marion, MA 
Oury Diane ’25, 19, West Haven, CT 
Kjartan Byrne ’25, 20, Reykjavik, Iceland 
Roman Dutkewych ’23, 21, Ellington, CT 
Brendan Clare ’24, 23, Wellesley, MA 
Jack Kelesoglu ’25, 24, Westfield, NJ
Steve Yeonas ’23, 25, McLean, VA 
Jack Lavorel ’25, 26, Bethesda, MD 
Oliver Pinyochon ’23, 28, Newburyport, MA 
Bruce Doyle ’23, 30, Hoboken, NJ 
Manoli Despines ’23, 50, Barrington, RI

Katherine Bergeron