Carr in Red Bulls' camp
|Zach Carr was the first-ever D3soccer.com
Goalkeeper of the Year.
Stevens athletics file photo
Stevens senior Zach Carr was invited to the New York Red Bulls' training camp in Riviera Maya, Mexico, late last week and is now in Riviera Maya, Mexico taking part in the 12-day preseason with the team. Carr is the first Stevens Institute of Technology men's soccer player to earn an invite to a Major League Soccer camp.
The D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year will be facing shots from the likes of Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez, two world famous players that are currently members of the Red Bulls.
"What is great about this opportunity for Zach is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Stevens men's soccer coach Tim O'Donohue said. "The opportunity to train with a world class organization like the Red Bulls and players such as Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez is something Zach will remember for the rest of his life. I am confident that he will hold his own and show well."
Carr recently received an NCAA Top VIII award at the national convention in the middle of January and is one of the most heralded and accoladed athletes in Stevens history.
In 2010, the Carmel, Ind. led the nation in save percentage (.927), was second in goals-against average (0.287), and as a team, the Ducks were No. 1 in team goals-against average (0.29), shutout percentage (.80), and save percentage (0.927). Stevens reached the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament and finished the year with an overall record of 15-2-3. Carr ended the season allowing just six goals in 20 games and accumulated 16 shutouts.
A two-time first NSCAA All-American and four-time all-conference selection, he set a school-record and unofficial NCAA mark with 55 career shutouts, 16 coming in 2010. He notched 68 wins in goal against just nine losses and 12 draws as the Ducks' starting goalkeeper for the last four seasons. Named first team NSCAA All-East region three times in his career, he had a 6-2-4 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament, with one of the losses coming in penalty kicks to Messiah in the 2008 national championship game. Overall, in postseason contests, Stevens was 14-2-4 with Carr between the pipes. In addition, he had a goals-against average of .380 over the course of his career which is tied for third all-time in NCAA Division III.
Carr also had a streak from November 9, 2009 through October 13, 2010 in which he did not allow a single goal against. The run lasted for 1,333 minutes and is second in the history of NCAA men's soccer (all three divisions).