ELMHURST, Ill. -- A trio of Summit League men's soccer standouts were named to the Academic All-District™ First Team as selected by CoSIDA it was announced Thursday.
Denver midfielder Sam Hamilton, Omaha midfielder Mark Moulton and Oral Roberts forward Matthew Rogers were each named to the District 7 Team.
Hamilton earned the honor for the second-consecutive season, in addition to his candidacy for the Senior CLASS Award in October. An accounting major with a 3.86 grade-point average (GPA), the two-time captain has led Denver to a 53-12-10 record over the last four years, the fourth highest mark in the country, while leading Denver's defensive corps to the fourth-best shutout percentage in the nation in 2016 (0.63). Hamilton has seven of his 11 career assists in 2016, the seventh-best mark in Denver's Division I single-season history.
Moulton earned first-team all-district honors with a 3.96 GPA in business administration. As a junior in 2015, he was tabbed a Second-Team Academic All-American. Moulton has three points this season on a goal and an assist while starting 14 games. The honor is the latest in a long list of awards for the Omaha, Neb., native. This season, he is a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. Last season, he was recognized as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and earned Academic All-Summit League honors. Additionally, he is a two-time First Team All-Summit League performer. Moulton tied the career mark for career points (45) and is the program's career record holder for assists (19).
Rogers has a 3.54 GPA as a business administration major at Oral Roberts. On the year, the junior has scored four goals, including the game-winner at Incarnate Word on Aug. 26.
All three recipients advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected next month.
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Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.