Scott Bolkan, Dan Shapiro Selected To ESPN Academic All-District Men's Soccer First Team
Nov. 1, 2007
Senior defender Scott Bolkan and senior forward Dan Shapiro have been selected to the ESPN Academic All-District Men's Soccer First Team, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America. These two student-athletes have been selected for this distinct honor in recognition of their efforts both in the classroom and on the playing field. As members of the First Team, they will appear on the ballot for 2007-08 Academic All-America honors.
Bolkan, a Human Biology major, currently ranks second on the team with three goals and third with six points. Last season as a junior he started 17 of 18 games and scored one goal. In his sophomore season, Bolkan started all 18 games and recorded one goal, while being named a First Team Pac-10 All-Academic member. He appeared in 12 games with seven starts as a freshman, and was named as the eighth best college recruit by Soccer America.
Shapiro, an Economics major, is tied for the team lead in goals with four, including two game winners, and eight points so far this season. He also has 26 shots with 11 on goal so far this season. Shapiro scored one goal and had two assists as a junior and was named to the First Team Pac-10 All-Academic team. Had two assists as a sophomore, and scored one goal and had one assist in his freshman season.
To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution (thus, true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible transfers are not eligible).