UNC Places Five On All-ACC Academic Team
Release: 02/07/2017
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina placed a league-leading five players on the Men’s Soccer All-ACC Academic team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Junior David October and sophomore Alex Comsia are both honored for the second time in their careers. Joining them are first-time selections: sophomore Nils Bruening and freshmen Cam Lindley and Mauricio Pineda.

October was a first team Academic All-America selection in the fall of 2016, while Bruening and Comsia were named to the All-America third team. Additionally, Comsia earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the 2016 College Cup, given to the participant with the highest grade-point-average among the four competing teams.

Lindley and Pineda were stalwarts on the field in their first season with the Tar Heels. Lindley was a NSCAA Second Team All-America, the TopDrawerSoccer Freshman of the Year and the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year.

Pineda was a TDS Freshman Best XI First Team and ACC All-Freshman Team selection.

Wake Forest senior midfielder Jacori Hayes is the 2016 ACC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. All 12 ACC men’s soccer programs had at least one player honored, led by North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Syracuse with five apiece.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

2016 All-ACC Academic Men’s Soccer Team
Cedric Saladin, Jr., Boston College (Finance)
Max Schulze-Geisthovel, Gr., Boston College (Applied Economics)
Simon Enstrom, So., Boston College (Communication and Economics)
Zeiko Lewis, Sr., Boston College (Marketing)@
Oliver Shannon, Jr., Clemson (Sport Communications)
Patrick Bunk-Andersen, So., Clemson (Sport Communications)@
Tanner Dieterich, Fr., Clemson (Pre-Business)
Ximo Miralles, Jr., Clemson (Economics)
Brian White, Jr., Duke (Political Science)
Cody Brinkman, Jr., Duke (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Max Moser, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Cherif Dieye, Fr., Louisville (Business)
Stefan Cleveland, Sr., Louisville (MBA)
Tim Kubel, Jr., Louisville (Finance)#
Alex McCauley, R-Sr., NC State (Business Administration)#
Julius Duchscherer, So., NC State (Business Administration)@
Simon Blotko, So., NC State (Business Administration)
Alex Comsia, So., North Carolina (Business Administration)@
Cam Lindley, Fr., North Carolina (Media and Journalism and Communications)
David October, Jr., North Carolina (Business Administration)@
Mauricio Pineda, Fr., North Carolina (Undecided)
Nils Bruening, So.., North Carolina (Business Administration)
Evan Panken, Gr., Notre Dame (PreProfessional)%
Jon Gallagher, Jr., Notre Dame (Management Consulting)@
Mark Gormley, Sr., Notre Dame (PreProfessional)
Michael Shipp, Gr., Notre Dame (PreProfessional)@
Tommy McCabe, So., Notre Dame (Undecided)
Kevin Murray, Sr., Pitt (Economics/Business Dual)
Hendrik Hilpert, So., Syracuse (Economics/Finance)
Johannes Pieles, Fr., Syracuse (Sport and Human Dynamics - Undeclared)
Jonathan Hagman, So., Syracuse (Finance - Undeclared)
Mo Adams, Fr., Syracuse (Sport and Human Dynamics - Undeclared)
Oyvind Alseth, Sr., Syracuse (Finance)#
Jeff Caldwell, Jr., Virginia (History)@
Terrell Lowe, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)
Alessandro Mion, R-Sr., Virginia Tech (Psychology)
Bradley Dunwell, So., Wake Forest (Undeclared)@
Ian Harkes, Sr., Wake Forest (Business and Enterprise Management)%
Jacori Hayes, Sr., Wake Forest (Physics)%
Kevin Politz, Jr., Wake Forest (Mathematical Business)

@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree

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