PBC Releases Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

Georgia Southwestern's Thiago Elias
Georgia Southwestern's Thiago Elias

With the 2018 Championship a week away, the Peach Belt Conference has released the 2018 men's soccer All-Academic team. The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 35 NCAA Division II National Championships. Twelve member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida compete in 15 championship sports. 2018-19 members are Augusta University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

2018 Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Matheus Abreu North Georgia Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil 3.42 Management
Francisco Alisiardi North Georgia Sr. Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.38 Management
Chris Avery Georgia Southwestern Sr. Tyrone, Ga. 3.390 Communication & Media Arts
Matthew Bainbridge Francis Marion Jr. Liverpool, England 3.856 General Business
Carl Brannstrom Young Harris Sr. Varberg, Sweden 3.58 Business & Public Policy
Giuseppe Cimino USC Aiken So. Soverato, Italy  3.733 Business Administration
Nemanja Damjanovic Flagler Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.40 Economics (Accounting)
Oscar Davidsson Flagler Sr. Varberg, Sweden 3.38 Psychology
Evan Davis North Georgia Jr. Griffin, Ga. 3.78 Finance
Samba Diop Flagler Sr. Dakar, Senegal 3.33 Business Administration
Michael Dmytruk Francis Marion Sr. Melbourne, Fla. 3.674 Biology
Oliver Drakenhammar Francis Marion Sr. Partille, Sweden 3.438 Marketing
Manuel Duran Georgia Southwestern Jr. Columbus, Ga. 3.769 Engineering
Thiago Elias Georgia Southwestern Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil 3.743 Management
Dani Fischer Young Harris So. Bruck an der Leitha, Austria 3.85 Business & Public Policy
Carlos Gomez Young Harris Sr. Algete, Spain 3.61 Business & Public Policy
Alex Grant North Georgia Sr. Wolverhampton, England 3.39 Management
Alex Iglesias Young Harris Jr. Alicante, Spain 3.54 Interdisciplinary Studies
Julian Kersting Francis Marion Sr. Oldenburg, Germany 3.738 General Business
Jordan Knight Clayton State Jr. Javea, Spain 3.80 Political Science
Oliver Macallan USC Aiken Jr. Farnham, England 3.429 Business Administration
Daniel Orillac-Medica USC Aiken Sr. Panama City, Panama 3.317  Industrial Mathematics
Mikie Rowe Young Harris Sr. Wexford, Ireland 3.44 Business & Public Policy
Julian Rugel Georgia Southwestern Sr. Tucker, Ga. 3.543 Exercise Science
Cameron Silbar Flagler Sr. Topanga, Calif. 3.73 Philosophy (Religion)
Jordan Skelton Lander Sr. Newcastle, England 3.46 Business
Jarrod Smalley North Georgia Sr. Bridlington, England 3.48 Finance
James Thomas Young Harris Jr. Woking, England 3.55 Business & Public Policy
Mitro Turunen Clayton State So. Vantaa, Finland 3.75 Undecided