Men’s Soccer: Thongsythavong Becomes First Cadet to be Named First Team All-American


KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The United Soccer Coaches announced their All-American Team for the 2022 season. The organization of coaches from across the country named Norwich University senior Joseph Thongsythavong (Salem, Mass.) to the first team making it the first time ever that a Cadet player has ever been named to the First Team.

Thongsythavong finished his senior campaign as the two-time Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Offensive Player of the Year. He tied for first in Division III in total points (52) and points per game (3.06). His 21 goals in 17 games on the season, an average of 1.24 goals per game, are both fifth in the nation. Thongsythavong is also fifth in the nation in shots per game (5.53) and second in shots on goal per game (3.41).

This past season Thongsythavong became the most prolific scorer in Norwich Men’s Soccer program history finishing his three-year career with 58 goals and 143 points. In terms of single season records Thongsythavong’s 52 points is third and his 51 points in 2021 is fourth. In 2021 he also set the single season goal mark in Cadet history with 22.

“Our program is very proud of Joey; he had a tremendous season and massive impact on the teams.” Said Head Coach Adam Pfeifer. “To be the first Norwich Men’s Soccer player to be named a first team all American is an exciting and well-earned accomplishment.”