Three Earn WCC All-Academic Honors
Ryan Felix, Mitch Boland and Craig Nitti Named to WCC All-Academic Teams
Nov. 9, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Ryan Felix was named to the 2012 West Coast Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic team while teammates Mitch Boland and Craig Nitti earned placement on the honorable mention team, the league office announced Friday.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to his team.
Felix, a sophomore physics major carries a 3.66 cumulative GPA. On the pitch, he has appeared in 17 of 18 matches, earning 15 starts in the Lions' back line or midfield. He tallied his second career goal on Sept. 28 in a 2-2 double overtime draw against Saint Mary's.
Boland, a redshirt senior sociology major has a 3.24 cumulative GPA. Also a SAAC representative and student-athlete mentor, Boland has anchored LMU's defensive line all season long while also adding one goal and one assist.
Nitti is a redshirt sophomore majoring in management and human resources major had has a 3.38 cumulative GPA. On the pitch he has been a mainstay in the Lions' back line while also contributing a pair of goals, including one game-winner, and one assist.
2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name, School, Class, GPA, Major
Miguel Aguilar, San Francisco, So., 3.72, Business Administration
Colin Anderson, Portland, Sr., 3.51, Life Science
Bobby Conner, Saint Mary's, So., 3.55, Undecided
Conroy Cunningham, Saint Mary's, Sr., 3.55, Communications
Ryan Felix, LMU, So., 3.66, Physics
Ben Hemphill, Portland, Sr., 3.78, Org. Communication
Drew Ilijevski, San Diego, RS-So., 3.49, Business Administration
James Matern, Gonzaga, Sr., 3.64, Mathematics
Joe Sleven, Portland, Sr., 3.85, Marketing & Sust.
Brian Visser, San Francisco, So., 3.68, Communication Theory
Glenn Vass, Santa Clara, So., 3.55, Mathematics
2012 WCC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Casey Ames (GON); Derek Boggs (POR); Mitch Boland (LMU); Ryan Caballero (GON); Alex Gatewood (POR); Zack Hamer (GON); Justin Howard (SMC); Thomas Iwasaki (POR); Matthew Liberator (POR); Mitchell Lurie (POR); Erik Nielsen (GON); Craig Nitti (LMU); Andrew Owenson (GON); Nate Pacheco (GON); Clark Phillips (GON); David Romney (USF); Marc Tonkel (POR)
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