Dec. 11, 2003
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ryan Raybould, a two-time honorable mention All-Ivy selection, has been elected captain of the 2004 Yale men's soccer team. The announcement was made on Dec. 9 at the post-season banquet following a team vote.
"Ryan is the embodiment of leadership by example," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "He has a deep and inspirational passion for Yale soccer and displays it in the quantity and quality of work he does on and off the soccer field. We have high hopes for the 2004 season, and I am confident that Ryan will do an excellent job of organizing and leading the team."
Raybould started 16 games this fall and had three points. His lone goal was against Central Connecticut, and he assisted on the game-winning goal against Hartford. In 2002, Raybould tied for the team lead in shots with 44, finished fifth in scoring with seven points and scored the game-winning goal against Hartford. As a freshman, he tied for third on the team in scoring with seven points, scored the game-winning goal against St. Peter's and added a pair of assists in a win over Quinnipiac. Raybould was a member of the Region II Olympic Development team and attended the National Team tryouts.
Five team awards also were presented at the banquet. Raybould was the recipient of the Jack Marshall Award as the most dedicated player. Brian Roberts and Andrew Dealy shared the Walter McNerney Trophy as the most valuable player. The Frank Dunne Award for the most improved player was presented to Matt Aleksinas. Chris Wells won the Bob Holliday Award as the unsung hero, and Luke Rona was awarded the Walter Leeman Trophy for senior leadership.