Lobo Men's Soccer Earns National Academic Team Award
Nov. 19, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer continues to garner national academic accolades after receiving the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Team Academic Award. The NSCAA honors the NCAA Division I men’s soccer programs who demonstrate a team’s goal-centered focus on their academic priority and recognizes and rewards all team members for commendable academic performance.
It marks the ninth time the team has received this honor in the last ten seasons. The Lobos were one of only two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams to earn the award alongside Denver. With a team grade point average of 3.30, New Mexico finished in the upper echelon of teams who also received the award, finishing the in top 25 nationally.
Lobos James Rogers, Adrian Mora Delgado and Levi Rossi were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team earlier this month. Furthermore, UNM student-athletes have received Academic All-American honors on 17 different occasions since 2002.
“Associate Head Coach Paul Souders is a huge part of this award. He oversees the academic progress and planning of our program. A lot of the credit for this award has to go to Paul,” commented Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein.
The Lobos are expected to earn more individual academic accolades in the coming weeks when the Academic All-MPSF and the NSCAA Scholar Athlete award winners are announced.
New Mexico will continue their 2012 season with a NCAA Tournament third round match on the campus of the University of Connecticut on Sunday, November 25th at 1 p.m. (EST). It’s UNM’s second consecutive Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.