Four soccer players earn academic award

Oct. 31, 2013 By Neil Morgan

Four Eagles were named to the 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District men and women’s soccer teams. The four honorees gave Biola the highest number of Academic All-District athletes in the Golden State Athletic Conference, which falls into the Capital One/CoSIDA College Division District Four.

Morgan Aukshunas was Biola’s lone winner on the women’s squad, while Daniel Chew, Stephen Day and Scott Hayes all received the nod on the men’s side.

The four honors between the two soccer teams are the most the squads have ever had in a single season. The soccer teams split three All-District honors between them last season. Also, As mentioned, the four honors are the most among GSAC schools, with Westmont earning three, Concordia bringing in two and Arizona Christian getting one.

Aukshunas, senior kinesiology major, and Day, senior journalism major, both earned their first career Capital One/CoSIDA honor. Chew, senior business administration major, and Hayes, senior intercultural studies major, earned the All-District honors last season. Hayes went on to be selected as an Academic All-American.

Athletes who are either a starter or key reserve and earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 over the course of their academic career are eligible to be nominated for the Capital One/CoSIDA All-American program. The first round of voting whittles this list of athletes down to the All-District teams, and then a second round of voting will pick from the list of All-District athletes to choose the Academic All-Americans. This list will be released Nov. 21.

Full lists of District Four winners can be found below:

Women’s Soccer

Morgan Aukshunas – Biola

Linsey Johnson – Northwest Christian

Erika Thompson – Our Lady of the Lake

Rachel Lynn – MidAmerica Christian

Christine Adams – Westmont

Katherine Teinert – Wayland Baptist

Sydney Paulsen – Southern Oregon

Kailey Moss – Eastern Oregon

Alison Hensley – Westmont

Jacque Bundtrock Northwest Christian

Chelseas Ruland – Arizona Christian


Men’s Soccer

Daniel Chew – Biola

Stephen Day – Biola

Scott Hayes – Biola

Giuseppe Frattaroli – Menlo

Jose Casteneda – Menlo

Max McCrink – Concordia (CA)

Daniel Jobe Johnsen – Westmont

Almir Celebic – Warner Pacific

Daniel Smyth – SOKA

Manuel Duenas – Westminster

Alejandro Rubio – Oklahoma University of Science & Arts

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