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Five Ivy League Men's Soccer Players Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Five Ivy League men's soccer players earned Capital One Academic All-District ® honors, it was announced last week. The Ivy honorees include Sam Kernan-Schloss and TJ Popolizio of Brown, Nick Alers of Yale, Richard Smith of Harvard and Thomas Brandt of Penn.

The Capital One Academic All-District ® teams were selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Kernan-Schloss is a junior goalkeeper with the Bears who carries a 3.71 GPA as a Community Helath and Economics major. Popolizio, a senior forward for Brown, is a Commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship major with a 3.3 GPA. Alers is a Economics/Political Science major with the Bulldogs who plays defense and boasts a 3.96 GPA. Smith is a junior defender with the Crimson who majors in Chemistry and carries a 3.58 GPA. The quartet was named to the District One team for Divison I.

Brandt was placed on the District Two team for Division I. The Quaker senior defender is an economics major with a 3.57 GPA.

The five Ivy honorees are considered First-team Academic All-District ® honorees (as they are in districts with only a First Team) and therefore they each advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Complete 2011 Capital One Academic All-District® Teams