SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Saint Mary’s men’s soccer was again well represented in postseason awards, as the team received five honors for the West Coast Conference’s All-Academic team, the conference announced today.
Senior Lukas Isaacson was named to the first team for the second straight season after posting a cumulative GPA of 3.94. The defender started in five games this season and recorded an assist.
Four other Gaels were selected to the conference’s honorable mention list. Junior Dakota Armour earned his second academic award after being named to the Silver Honors in last season’s West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He currently has an impressive 3.57 GPA while majoring in Business Administration.
Second year player Stephen Dougherty also continued his academic success by being named as an honorable mention. The midfielder is a member of Saint Mary’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and was honored to the Silver Honors in last season’s West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Dougherty started in 18 games for the Gaels, and recorded two goals and four assists for a team-high eight points.
Alex Braman and Andrew Konstantino round out the list of Gaels on the all-academic team, as both contributors were named as honorable mentions. Braman started all 16 games he appeared in, while Konstantino was among the leading keepers in the conference with 53 saves on the season.
At the end of the year, 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 their respective teams.
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name – School – Class – GPA - Major
John Bovill - Loyola Marymount - R-Soph. - 3.97 - Biology
Jalen Crisler - Gonzaga - Jr. - 3.65 – Business Administration
Mark Dotseth - Loyola Marymount - R-Sr. - 3.69 - Biology
Tyson Fox – Pacific - Jr. - 3.35 - Mechanical Engineering
Jakob Granlund - Gonzaga - Sr. - 3.66 – Business Administration
Lukas Isaacson - Saint Mary’s - Sr. - 3.94 - Psychology: Social
Conor Johnston - Portland - Sr. - 3.43 – Finance & Spanish
Antonio Portico - Loyola Marymount - Jr. - 3.87 - Health/Human Sciences
Davi Ramos - San Francisco - Sr. - 3.37 - Marketing
Kyle Schumann - Santa Clara - R-Jr. - 3.55 - Mechanical Engineering
Michael Turner - San Diego - Sr. - 3.43 - International Business
2016 WCC MEN’S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Valdemar Andersen, Santa Clara; Dakota Armour, Saint Mary’s; Djordje Babic, San Diego; Alex Braman, Saint Mary’s; Colton Cavey, Gonzaga; Paul Christensen, Portland; Matthew Coffey, Portland; Stephen Dougherty, Saint Mary’s; Geoffrey Dunn, Portland; David Garrett, San Francisco; Austin Giftopoulos, Gonzaga; Merlin Hoeckendorff, San Diego; Parker Holland, Santa Clara; Alec Johnson, Gonzaga; Connor Johnson, Loyola Marymount; Jacob Kempf, Gonzaga; Andrew Konstantino, Saint Mary’s; Patrick McGrath, San Diego; Jose Ochoa, Loyola Marymount; Camden Riley, Pacific; Matthew Sipowicz, Santa Clara; Josh Smith, San Francisco; Nathaniel Tolton, Gonzaga; Nick Ulowetz, Gonzaga; Dirk van der Velde, Portland; Ben Willis, Gonzaga
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