SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Saint Mary's defenders Bobby Conner and Forrest Solis were named to the 2013 West Coast Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic Team, while Justin Howard and Jake Stenberg earned honorable mention honors.
A native of nearby San Rafael, Conner is a two-time honoree and is one of just three Saint Mary's players to have started every match this season. He owns a 3.46 grade point average and is a junior business administration major.
Solis, a native of Oxnard, Calif., started each of the 12 matches in which he appeared and missed six competitions this season due to injury. He is a sophomore kinesiology major with a 3.39 grade point average.
Howard and Stenberg have each played in all 18 of the Gaels' matches this season. A senior from Livermore, Calif., Howard will graduate this spring with a degree in accounting and business administration. Stenberg is a Huntington Beach, Calif. native and is a sophomore majoring in business administration.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
|Miguel Aguilar||San Francisco||Jr.||3.76||Business Administration|
|Trent Clifton||Loyola Marymount||Sr.||3.29||Electrical Engineering|
|Bobby Conner||Saint Mary's||Jr.||3.46||Business Administration|
|Mauricio Diaz De Leon||San Francisco||Sr.||3.62||Exercise and Sports Science|
|Ryan Felix||Loyola Marymount||Jr.||3.90||Physics|
|Andrew Owenson||Gonzaga||Sr.||3.41||Mechanical Engineering|
|Julian Ringhof||San Diego||Sr.||3.97||Mechanical Engineering|
|Forrest Solis||Saint Mary's||So.||3.39||Kinesiology|
|Glen Vass||Santa Clara||Jr.||3.62||Finance|
2013 WCC MEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Justin Baarts (Portland); Derek Boggs (Portland); Ryan Caballero (Gonzaga); Justin Howard (Saint Mary's); Vegard Karlsen (San Francisco); Matthew Liberator (Portland); Kyle MacLeod (San Francisco); Craig Nitti (Loyola Marymount); Max Ornstil (Santa Clara); Hugo Rhoads (Portland); David Romney (San Francisco); Jake Stenberg (Saint Mary's)