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Connor Tobin

School

Vermont

Position
Defender

Classroom

Majoring in mechanical engineering at Vermont with a 3.74 cumulative grade point average heading into his senior year, Tobin recorded a perfect 4.00 in the fall of 2007 during soccer season. He was selected the 2007 America East Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete and named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Second Team. Additionally, Connor has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.50 or higher GPA) each of his three seasons at Vermont and headlined as a member of the America East All-Academic Team in 2006 and 2007. Tobin is a member of UVM’s Honors College and has helped his team to two straight NSCAA Academic Team Awards, the first two in program history.

Character

The team’s defensive leader at center back, Tobin served as team co-captain in 2007. Connor is known as a clean, hard-nosed player with a tremendous work ethic, team-first attitude. He is very generous with his time for others and deservingly took home the team’s Hal Greig Award in 2006 for desire, love of the game and contribution to the Vermont men’s soccer program. Tobin was just the third sophomore in past 20 years to win the Hal Greig Award.

Community

Tobin has volunteered his time on many of the Catamounts community service efforts including the 2006-07 King Street Youth Center Holiday Dinner, the Vermont Special Olympics and UVM’s Green Up Day (campus, community and statewide spring clean-up day). Outside of Vermont Athletics, Connor is a volunteer coach at many area youth soccer clinics and attended UVM seminar on LGBT awareness.

Competition

Tobin is a talented center back, leading Vermont’s team defense that has ranked in the nation’s top 25 in goals against average the last two seasons. In 2007, Connor was named to the America East All-Conference First-Team, the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team, the America East All-Academic Team, and the America East All-Championship Team.