Portions courtesy of Aurora University and Edgewood College athletics communications offices
MILWAUKEE, Wis. --- Three Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) men's soccer student-athletes have been recognized as CoSIDA Academic All-District selections for their combined performances in the classroom and on the field.
Edgewood College senior Sean Surtees (Madison, Wis.) was named to the District 6 team consisting of student-athletes from schools in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while Aurora University senior Matt Napolitano (Bloomington, Ill.) and junior Henry Zehnal (Aurora, Ill.) were named to the District 7 team consisting of student-athletes from schools in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
Surtees led the Eagles with 24 points this season, scoring a team-best 11 goals and adding two assists. He finished the year with a team-best 49 shots, 28 of those on goal. Surtees scored in eight different matches, including picking up a hat trick at Viterbo University and adding two second-half goals in a comeback win over Lakeland University.
Zehnal, a midfielder and double major in sports management and marketing, is now a two-time recipient of the CoSIDA Academic All-District honor. He finished the 2019 season as a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference First-Team All-Conference selection. On the season, Zehnal had 17 points on six goals and five assists with three of his goals coming as game-winning goals. while helping the AU defense that allowed 1.40 goals against while posting three shutouts and limited opponents to one goal or less in 11 contests.
Napolitano, a midfielder and business administration major, finished the 2018 season as a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference First-Team All-Conference selection. He led AU offensively, picking up eight goals with one of those coming as a game-winner and one assist.
The Academic All-District teams are selected by CoSIDA member sports information directors within the district based on the student-athletes' academic prowess while being a steady influence on their respective athletic field. To be considered for the honor, the nominated student-athletes must hold a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average. All three honorees will now move on to the Academic All-America selection process.
NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 6 (MI, MN, WI)
|GK||Josh Koleske||St. Norbert College||4.00||Sr.||Biology|
|D||Daniel Hedstrom||Augsburg University||3.66||Sr.||Marketing|
|D||Kamran Kelly||Carleton College||3.81||Sr.||Biology|
|D||Will Richards||Gustavus Adolphus College||3.73||Sr.||Biology|
|D||Jackson White||Macalester College||4.00||Sr.||
Economics / Applied Math & Statistics
|M||Trace Dobson||Gustavus Adolphus College||4.00||Jr.||
|M||Jacob Lyon||Calvin University||3.77||Sr.||Biochemistry|
|M||Sean Surtees||Edgewood College||3.76||Sr.||
Computing & Information Systems / Business Finance
|F||Ian Adams||Calvin University||3.91||Sr.||
|F||Logan Bylsma||Hope College||3.92||Sr.||
|F||Eric Watson||University of Wisconsin-Superior||3.95||Sr.||
NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 7 (IL, IN, OH)
|GK||Donne Kvien||Elmhurst College||3.55||Sr.||
|D||Luke Deel||Elmhurst College||4.00||Sr.||
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
|D||Luke Fickenworth||Ohio Northern University||3.96||Sr.||Pharmacy|
|D||Eric Kirby||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||4.00||Jr.||
|D||Logan Servin||Illinois Wesleyan University||4.00||So.||Finance|
|M||Joey Geither||Baldwin Wallace University||3.92||Sr.||
Digital Media & Interactive Design
|M||Matt Napolitano||Aurora University||4.00||Sr.||
|M||Henry Zehnal||Aurora University||3.94||Jr.||
Sports Management & Marketing
|F||Gaston Aubert||Lake Forest College||3.81||Gr.||Finance|
|F||Jay Klein||DePauw University||3.51||Sr.||Communication|
|F||Danny Ruple||Baldwin Wallace University||3.93||Sr.||MBA|