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TLU Men's Soccer stand-outs Green, Long advance to Academic All-America® ballot

TLU Men's Soccer stand-outs Green, Long advance to Academic All-America® ballot

SEGUIN, Texas – Texas Lutheran Men's Soccer student-athletes Luis Green and Mitchell Long advanced to the 2019 Academic All-America® ballot for NCAA Division III Men's Soccer after being named Thursday to the Academic All-District® First Team. 

The 2019 Academic All-District® Men's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. 

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Honorees selected First Team Academic All-District® advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.

Green, a sophomore, and Long, a junior, are onto the Academic All-America® ballot for the first time in their collegiate careers.

Green holds a 3.52 grade point averages as a business finance major. Long has a perfect 4.0 GPA as an exercise science major.

TLU last had a Men's Soccer Academic All-America® selection in 2002, when David Stahl collected the second of his two Academic All-America® honors.

TLU has 40 all-time Academic All-America® selections. The Bulldogs have produced 18 Academic All-Americans® in the last five years.

Green, the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive year, leads the SCAC in scoring with 18 goals (tying his DIII-era program record set last season). He has produced 85 shots and 39 points.

Green's 36 goals the last two seasons are the most by a SCAC player over a two-year span since Chris Quinn of Trinity had 39 combined in 2003 and 2004.

With the postseason remaining, Green is on pace to become the first student-athlete to lead the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons since Johnny Lawson of Trinity accomplished the feat in 2013 and 2014.

A two-time SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week during the season, Green had five game-winning goals (also tops in the conference) and posted three hat-tricks, including one in a non-conference, 3-2, win over Colorado College on Sept. 20 and another in a Nov. 1, 6-1 conference victory at Centenary.

Green's selection as SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year marks the first time a player has won the award in each of his first two seasons in the league. 

Long, with Green, helped TLU to the No. 2 seed in this weekend's SCAC Men's Soccer Championship in San Antonio. Long and the Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-5 and a conference mark of 7-2.

Long, a midfielder and defender, has been a huge part of the Bulldogs' success. He has played in 16 games and made 15 starts. He has delivered three assists.

Long had an assist in the Bulldogs' 2-0 home win over Johnson & Wales – Denver and TLU's 4-1 home win over Austin College.

Long is a native of Round Rock, Texas.

The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office. 

For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.

 

Academic All-District First Team

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 8 (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MT, ND, NE)

                                                      (NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, Canada)

FIRST TEAM

Pos.    Name                                School                                                   GPA        Yr.         Major

GK      Jacob Mays                     Claremont-Mudd-Scripps                4.00        So.        Biophysics

D         James Allison                  UC Santa Cruz                                     3.96        Sr.         Molecular & Cell Developmental Biology

D         Justin Howe                    Cornell College                                    4.00        So.        Engineering

D         Mitchell Long                  Texas Lutheran University                4.00        Jr.         Exercise Science

D         Scott Penner                   Whitworth University                        4.00        Jr.          Biology

D         Eric Smith                         LeTourneau University                      3.98        Jr.          Civil Engineering

M        Tyler Childs                      University of Mary Hardin-Baylor   4.00        Jr.          Biology

M        Xander Spurlock             Austin College                                     4.00        So.        Economics

M        Theo Yang                        Caltech                                                  3.96        Sr.         Chemical Engineering

F          Mark Broderick               Loras College                                       3.53        Sr.         Finance

F          Luis Green                       Texas Lutheran University                3.52        So.        Business Finance

F           Jasper Yang                    Grinnell College                                 3.91          Jr.         Biology