The New England Revolution announced the 2015 season award winners on Monday after securing a berth in the MLS playoffs on Sunday. Scott Caldwell was voted Most Valuable Player by fans and the Revolution Players’ Player of the Year.
Caldwell signed with the Revolution in December 2012 and is the second Homegrown Player to be selected as the Revs’ MVP in the last three years, joining Diego Fagundez (2013). The Braintree, Massachusetts native was the only player to appear in all 34 of the Revs’ regular-season games in 2015 for a total of 2,882 minutes, in which he scored two goals and added five assists. Revolution players selected Caldwell as the Player’s Player of the Year for typifying what it means to be a Revolution player on and off the field.
Charlie Davies won the Revolution Golden Boot for his 10 regular season goals in 33 games. Juan Agudelo, Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe followed Davies with seven goals apiece. A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Davies scored in four consecutive games between April 19 and May 8, recording the second-longest scoring streak in MLS this season.
Andrew Farrell was voted Revolution Defender of the Year after shifting from right back to central defense in 2015. Farrell started 31 games, including all nine of the Revs’ shutouts this season. Farrell committed just 13 fouls this season despite ranking second in minutes played after Caldwell. Farrell was named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week four times this season.
Kelyn Rowe was named Humanitarian of the Year for the second straight season for promoting childhood cancer awareness. Rowe serves as an ambassador for the Jessie Rees Foundation, which ensures every child fighting cancer has the resources they need to “Never Ever Give Up.” This year, Rowe launched his own charitable program at Revs’ home games called “Kelyn’s NEGU Crew” with assistance from the Revolution Charitable Foundation. Each “Kelyn’s NEGU Crew” experience gave a child battling cancer a chance to join Rowe for a postgame walk around the field to thank the fans.
Rowe also volunteers heavily with Revolution charitable activities, including visits at Boston Children’s Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, a HairRaising fundraiser where he cut off his hair to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital, and assisted with Prom to Remember, which gives teenage hospital patients a special night.
Forward Justin Rennicks was named Revolution Academy Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season for leading the U-16s to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs for the first time in club history. A South Hamilton, Massachusetts native, Rennicks scored four goals and added nine assists in 34 games in all competitions. Rennicks also spent time with the U.S. U-16 and U-18 National Teams in 2015, with which he recorded a goal and two assists.
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