Eylander Earns NSCAA All-Scholar Athlete Honors
Dec. 10, 2004
SEATTLE, WASH. - Washington junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander (Sumner, Wash.) was named to the 2004 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America)/adidas Scholar-Athlete All-America second-team. It is his second national academic honor, after earning ESPN Academic All-America acclaim in November.
Eylander was the only Pac-10 player selected to either of the first, second or third NSCAA Scholar Athlete Teams, as was the case with the ESPN Academic All-America team to which he was a third-team pick. Also a first-team All-Pac-10 selection, Eylander is an engineering major with a 3.58 grade point average.
The junior goalie is coming off a career season in his first full year as a starter for the Huskies. He registered 10 shutouts in 20 matches, making him just the second player in UW history to record at least 10 shutouts in a single season. He completed the regular season leading the Pac-10 in shutouts (10), saves (77) and saves per game (4.05). He ranked second in save percentage (.837) and shutouts per game (0.53).