Four Named to Men's Soccer Academic All-America Team
Sean Coleman, David D'Annunzio, Micah Rose, Drew Holland
Complete Team | The 11 scholar-athletes on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division III Men's Soccer first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.89.
Previous Centennial Conference Academic All-America Selections (14)
1993-Steve Biehn, Muhlenberg (3rd team)
1996-Jacob Schmidt, Muhlenberg (3rd)
2001-Scott Runyon, Franklin & Marshall (3rd); David Vassilaros, Muhlenberg (3rd)
2002-David Vassilaros, Muhlenberg (1st)
2003-Justin Henning, Muhlenberg (3rd)
2005-Reuben Heyman-Kantor, Swarthmore (1st)
2006-Dan Coble, Johns Hopkins (2nd); Blaine Phillips, Johns Hopkins (3rd)
2008-Akash Naik, Johns Hopkins (3rd)
2011-Sean Coleman, Johns Hopkins (1st); David D'Annunzio, Swarthmore (1st); Drew Holland, Johns Hopkins (2nd); Micah Rose, Swarthmore (2nd)
The Johns Hopkins men's soccer team placed two players on the Capital One Academic All-America teams as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday night. Senior Sean Coleman was named to the first team and classmate Drew Hollandearned second team honors.
Coleman is the first player in team history to earn First Team Academic All-America honors. Coleman and Holland are the fourth and fifth players overall to earn Academic All-America honors. The pair led the Blue Jays to a 10-5-3 record and the Centennial Conference regular season championship in 2011. In addition, Hopkins placed three women's soccer players on the Academic All-America teams and brings the JHU Athletic Department's total to 88 Academic All-Americans since 1975-76.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Coleman has led the Blue Jays in scoring in each of his two seasons at Homewood after transferring from the University of New Hampshire. This season he has scored seven goals and dished out a career-high five assists for 19 points to earn First Team All-Centennial Conference honors. Five of his goals were game-winners to rank second in the conference. In his two seasons at JHU, Coleman scored 18 goals with seven assists, while 11 of his goals were game-winners as he ranks tied for fifth in school history in that category. He earned First Team All-Centennial Conference, Second Team NSCAA All-Region and ECAC All-South honors in 2010, his first season with Hopkins. Coleman ranked fourth in the conference in goals (11) and points (24) last season and led the Centennial in game-winners. In addition to his play on the field, he is a circulation assistant at Johns Hopkins' Eisenhower Library, as well as a youth soccer referee and a counselor at Soccer Dimensions. Coleman played for Real Maryland of the USL Professional Development League and led the team in goals (9). A Dean's List student, he is majoring in both philosophy and history and boasts a 3.75 cumulative GPA.
Holland was a four-year starter and a captain on a defense that posted a 0.69 goals against average with nine shutouts in 2011. For his career, the JHU defense boasted a 0.641 goals against average with 44 shutouts. Holland has helped Hopkins to the NCAA Sweet 16 in each of his first three seasons and the 2009 Centennial Conference title. In addition to his efforts on the field, he has interned with Biogen Idec the past two summers as an Intern Analyst in US Business Intelligence and Operations. He is also an admissions representative for Johns Hopkins, interviewing and evaluating prospective students. Holland has also volunteered for his high school's alumni relations department as well as at a nursing home. He is a Dean's List student with a double major in economics and history and boasts a 3.74 cumulative GPA and was the first player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three times.
David D'Annunzio '12 and Micah Rose '12 of the Swarthmore College men's soccer team have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men's Soccer Team, the committee announced on Tuesday evening.
D'Annunzio is a first team selection while Rose makes the second team.
D'Annunzio and Rose are the 12th and 13th Swarthmore student-athletes named Academic All-Americans since the program began in 1987. D'Annunzio is only the seventh Swarthmore student-athlete named to the Academic All-America First Team, following in the footsteps of Kathryn Stockbower '11, who was named to the women's basketball College Division First Team last season.
D'Annunzio and Rose are the second and third members of the men's soccer program named to the Academic All-America Team and first since Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06 made the first team in 2005. Their selection to the Academic All-America Team also marks the first time in Swarthmore history that a pair of teammates have been selected to the Academic All-America Team.
D'Annunzio (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) is coming off a senior season in which he set the program record for career shutouts (29). For the 2011 season, D'Annunzio had a 0.73 goals-against average, a .770 save percentage and eight shutouts. D'Annunzio's play on the field and performance in the classroom over his career has earned him a spot on the 2011 All-Centennial Conference second team, Philadelphia Inquirer Academic Performer of the Year honors (2010) and three-consecutive selections to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll ('09, '10, '11).
Rose (Williston, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) finished a stellar Garnet career with a five goal, three assist senior season. A two-time team captain, Rose became the first member of the men's soccer program to be selected to the All-Centennial Conference first team three times in a career. A 2010 NSCAA All-American, Rose was a member of the 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team and a three-time selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll. Fittingly, it was Rose that scored the game-winning goal in the ECAC South Championship match against Medaille, as his curving ball off a free kick in the 104th minute hit the far post and went into the back of the net. For his efforts, Rose was named the tournament MVP.
D'Annunzio and Rose are part of a senior class that completed one of the most successful four-year runs in the history of Swarthmore soccer. Over four years, the 2011 seniors won two Centennial Conference Championships (2008, 2010), one ECAC South Region Championship (2011) and appeared in three NCAA Tournaments (2008, 2009, 2010).
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.