Three Wildcats Honored on 2016 CACC Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Three Wildcats Honored on 2016 CACC Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Copyright 2016; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of the team at Caldwell, taken by James Jones. 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - Sixty (60) student-athletes on Tuesday were named to the 2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic Team, three of which play for the Wilmington University men's soccer team, as announced by commissioner Dan Mara.

In order to be named to the CACC Men's Soccer All-Academic Team, recipients be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student-athlete at their current school for at least two semesters, and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher through the spring or summer semester of 2016.

The Wildcats garnered three student-athletes on the team, led by two-time honoree and senior Jamie Burridge. He came into the fall season with a 3.74 cumulative grade point average while studying for his business management degree.

He is joined by a pair of first-time honorees in sophomores Daniel Loyo and Manuel Ruiz-Luque. Loyo carried a 3.93 grade-point average into the fall season while studying for his marketing degree and Ruiz-Luque has a 3.67 grade point average in studying business management.

Seven individuals on the list were named to the All-Academic Team for the third time in their impressive careers. Twenty (20) student-athletes were two-time honorees.

The Wildcats finished the season with a 12-6-1 overall record, earning the third seed in the CACC Tournament with a 7-4-1 conference record. The Wildcats advanced to their fifth consecutive CACC Tournament Semifinal match this season.

2016 CACC Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

Jamie Burridge* - Sr. – 3.74 – Business Management
Daniel Loyo – So. – 3.93 – Marketing
Manuel Ruiz-Luque – So. – 3.67 – Business Management

* - Two-time honoree