The Summit League Announces 2018 Academic All-League Team

Omaha sophomore midfielder Ed Gordon is the lone member of this years academic all-league team with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Omaha sophomore midfielder Ed Gordon is the lone member of this years academic all-league team with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League announced the 2018 men's soccer Academic All-League team on Wednesday that features 11 first time members. The academic all-league team is voted on by the six-member institution SID's and their faculty athletics representatives.

This is the first time since the academic all-league team started in 2012 that the entire 11-man team is made up of first-time members.

The University of Denver leads the way with four honorees, highlighted by Summit League Offensive Player of the Year Andre Shinyashiki who received the most votes. The Pioneers have had the top team GPA in the country for the last three years.

Omaha has the second most members on the academic all-league team with three, followed by Purdue Fort Wayne with two, while Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois each have one member on the academic all-league team.

Omaha's Ed Gordon is the lone member of this year's squad with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Gordon is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. Gordon was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team member.

To be eligible for the academic all-league team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions.
 

2018 MEN'S SOCCER ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major (s)

Andre Shinyashiki

Denver

Sr.

F

3.63

Marketing

Will Palmquist

Denver

RSo.

GK

3.95

Finance & Business Analytics

Destan Norman

Denver

So.

D/MF

3.94

Natural Science

Jacob Stensson

Denver

So.

D

3.61

Finance

Edgar Mesa

Eastern Illinois

Jr.

D

3.76

Computer Science

Ed Gordon

Omaha

So.

MF

4.00

Business Administration

Ugo Tritz

Omaha

Jr.

GK

3.68

International Business & Marketing

Stevie Siy

Omaha

So.

D

3.81

Cybersecurity

Romain Lopez

Purdue Fort Wayne

Sr.

MF

3.76

General Studies & Management

Adam Gannon

Purdue Fort Wayne

Sr.

D

3.69

Accounting

Jamison Kozar

Western Illinois

Sr.

D

3.90

Management

 

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