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
* - Two-time honoree