Parts of this release are courtesy of Coast Guard, Springfield and MIT Sports Information.
AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday afternoon CoSIDA announced the 2017 Men's Soccer Academic All-Americans. After successful seasons both on the field and in the classroom the NEWMAC saw three men's soccer student-athletes honored. Coast Guard's Austin Read earned First Team honors while Springfield's Brad Deckel and MIT's Ryan Stuntz garnered Second Team honors. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Austin Read, Coast Guard
Read, an Electrical Engineering major, earned NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year honors after a stellar season anchoring the Bears back four. He led a Coast Guard defense that was 12th in the nation in shutout percentage (.611), second in the conference and 18th in the nation in goals against average (0.58) and second in the conference in total shutouts (11). Read is a three time All-NEWMAC and NEWMAC All-Academic selection. He has started 71 of 73 games in his collegiate career tallying 26 points on 12 goals and two assists.
Brad Deckel, Springfield
Deckel, a Criminal Justice and Finance double major at Springfield College, helped lead the Pride to a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular-Season title and a trip back to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, while also maintaining a grade-point average of 3.97. Deckel was just one of six student-athletes from the New England region to be recognized, and just one of three representatives on teams that compete within the NEWMAC.
Ryan Stuntz, MIT
Stuntz is a Consultant to Wellington Management at Starpoint Solutions working within the quantitative investing group researching new investment strategies. Stuntz has also served as a Software Engineering Intern at Google and at Kyruus as well as an intern at Creative Learning Exchange. Stuntz is just the second student-athlete in MIT men's soccer program history to be named an Academic All-American three times. The senior capped off his career by helping the Engineers to six shutouts and a goals against average of 0.94, which ranked fourth in the league. In addition to his defensive efforts, Stuntz posted one goal and two assists for four points this fall.