Friday, December 17, 2010

Arvada and Aurora Natives Honored for Academics in Men's Soccer at Metro State

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Metro State men's soccer players Tyler Wilson and Scott Crawford were both named to the NCAA Division II West Region All-Academic team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday.  Wilson was a first team selection and Crawford was on the second team.

Wilson, a senior defender from Aurora, Colo., has a 3.39 grade point average in finance.  He was named Daktronics first team All-Central Region and NSCAA second team all-region as the team's top defender.  He had a plus/minus rating of +31.  Wilson scored one goal and had an assist and helped the team to 10 shutouts this season.  He started all 10 shutouts and the team went just 1-3 in four games he missed due to an injury.

Crawford, a junior midfielder from Arvada, Colo., has a 3.58 GPA as a sports industry operations major.  He scored three goals and had three assists for nine points in 17 starts this season.

Wilson and Crawford were both named Academic All-RMAC this season as well.

Metro State finished the year 12-6-2 overall and 8-4-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

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