Men's Soccer Continues Academic Success
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Fall 2018 grades are in and The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team has officially registered a 3.34 grade point average, marking the 14th out of the last 15 semesters that the Lobos have posted a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
The Lobos have been consistently recognized for their strong performance in the classroom as UNM has earned the NSCAA (now the United Soccer Coaches) Academic Team Award in 14 of the last 15 seasons. UNM was led academically this season by senior Simon Spangenberg who was named the Google Cloud Academic All-America of the Year for NCAA Division I men’s soccer. The prestigious honor is awarded by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Spangenberg became the fourth Lobo all-time and the second men’s soccer player to be named as the Academic All-America of the Year in a respective sport.
Prior to being named the Academic All-America of the Year, Spangenberg was joined by fellow seniors Matt Dorsey and Antoine Vial on the Google Cloud Academic All-District team. UNM has had at least three Lobos on the team in each of the last five seasons and a total of 60 honors since 1997.
To add to 2018 Lobo academic honors, this season, Dorsey was also named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Region Team.
In the history of the program, the Lobos have received the NSCAA Scholar All-American award on nineteen different occasions and Lobo soccer has had players named academic all-american on 28 occasions, including 23 in Coach Fishbein’s tenure.