ACC Soccer: Eleven Earn Academic All-America Honors

AUSTIN, Texas -- Eleven student-athletes from the Atlantic Coast Conference were named to the 2016 Academic All-America Division I soccer teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The ACC leads all leagues with six men’s soccer student-athletes named Academic All-Americans, led by North Carolina’s David October on the first team. Louisville’s Stefan Cleveland and NC State’s Julius Duchscherer were named to the second team, while North Carolina’s Alex Comsia and Nils Bruening, and Syracuse’s Hendrik Hilpert earned third team selections.

On the women’s side, Clemson’s Emily Byorth was named to the first team. On the second team are Clemson’s Jenna Weston and Duke’s Christina Gibbons, while Boston College’s McKenzie Meehan and Duke’s Imani Dorsey garnered third team accolades.

2016 Academic All-America Men’s Soccer Team 
First Team
David October, Jr., D, North Carolina (Business administration)

Second Team
Stefan Cleveland, Gr., GK, Louisville (Engineering)
Julius Duchscherer, So., M, NC State (Business administration)

Third Team
Alex Comsia, So., D, North Carolina (Pre-business)
Nils Bruening, So., F, North Carolina (Pre-business)
Hendrik Hilpert, So., GK, Syracuse (Finance & economics)

2016 Academic All-America Women’s Soccer Team 
First Team
Emily Byorth, Sr., D, Clemson (Health science )

Second Team
Jenna Weston , Sr. , F , Clemson (Management )
Christina Gibbons , Sr. , D , Duke (Visual media studies )

Third Team
McKenzie Meehan, Gr., F, Boston College (MBA)
Imani Dorsey, Jr., M, Duke (Environmental science & policy)