Springfield, Mass. - October 27, 2016 - Junior Tim Wood (Derry, N.H) and sophomore Brad Deckel (Lansdale, Pa.) of the Springfield College men's soccer program have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom as well as on the field, as they earned College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® honors, as announced on Thursday afternoon.
Springfield College was one of 18 Division III institutions across the nation to have multiple student-athletes earn CoSIDA Academic All-District® honors, as Wood and Deckel were just two of five Division III men's soccer student-athletes that earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Additionally, Wood and Deckel are the first Springfield College men's soccer players to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District® honors since David Kotulski '10 was selected in 2009.
Wood and Deckel are now both eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be voted upon later this fall.
Wood, a junior midfielder and History/Secondary Education double major at Springfield College, has been an integral factor in the Pride's success this season, as he has played in every game, while also registering three goals and two assists for eight points on the year.
Deckel, a sophomore defender and Criminal Justice/Business Management double major at Springfield College, has also played a major role in the Pride's success this season, as the sophomore has registered three goals to go along with one assist, but has played a bigger role on the defensive end of the field, where he and the Pride's defensive unit has held opponents to just 13 total goals, while also posting seven shutouts.
This weekend, Springfield College will travel to Coast Guard on Saturday October, 29 for its regular-season finale at 1 p.m.