Three Ivies Named to Capital One Academic All-District in Men's Soccer
PRINCETON, N.J. - Yale's Nick Alers and Peter Jacobson and Cornell's Patrick Slogic have been named named to the 2013‐14 Capital One Academic All‐District Men’s Soccer Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
All three were named to the District I squad, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Slogic is currently tied for the team lead in points (6)
with two goals and two assists in 2013. He is one of only two
members of this season's squad that has started every game for the
Big Red, anchoring Cornell's defensive line, while serving as a
dangerous scoring option up front on set pieces.
An Environmental Engineering major in Cornell's College of Engineering, Slogic has a 3.41 overall grade point average and is completing his final semester of coursework. He is scheduled to graduate in December. Slogic was also on the initial list of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.
Academic honors are old hat for Alers, who was a first-team national Academic All-America selection last fall and earned national third-team recognition as a sophomore. This fall, he also was on the initial list of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. He has a 3.98 GPA majoring in Economics.
On the field, Alers has earned All-Ivy recognition in each of his first three seasons. In his sophomore year, he was an NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team and first team All-Ivy selection. Alers, a senior economics major, also has been active in the community, serving as a mentor and tutor at New Haven's St. Martin de Porres Academy in an after school program teaching soccer skills in a weekly clinic to underprivileged kids.
Jacobson, also a senior, has 16 goals in his outstanding career. This fall, he has started 13 games and is among the Ivy League leaders with four goals. He was named the league's player of the week after tallying a hat trick against Sacred Heart, the first Yale player with three goals in a game since 2004. In his junior year, he tied for the team lead in goals and points and was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection as a sophomore after tying for fourth in the league in goals. Jacobson, a chemical engineering major, has volunteered with TOP Soccer, a program giving special needs children the chance to play soccer and learn teamwork.
Jacobson has a 3.59 GPA as a Chemical Engineering major.
All-District honorees 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.