Flagler's Bergfeld, UNCP's Antonescu Named Academic All-Americans
Flagler senior midfielder Johan Bergfeld and UNC Pembroke
sophomore midfielder Alex Antonescu were named Capitol One/CoSIDA
Academic All-Americans on Monday. The two players become only
the second and third men's soccer players in PBC history to be
named to the team and the first since USC Aiken's Plamen Peev in
2004. Bergfeld was named a first-team Academic All-American,
the first in PBC history, while Antonescu was named to the third
team. The award is largely recognized as the highest
individual honor a student-athlete can receive.
Bergfeld was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors as well being selected to Academic All-District and Academic All-Conference teams. He has started in all 22 matches this season and has scored six goals, with four being game-winners, to go along with five assists for 17 points. In the classroom, the native of Akers Styckebruk, Sweden, is studying business at Flagler with a 3.96 cumulative GPA.
Antonescu held the second-highest grade point average among the individuals honored on the PBC All-Academic team with a cumulative 3.97 GPA. The exercise and sports science major played in 17 games with 12 starts to combine for 853 minutes on the field. He registered his first goal of the season in the shutout victory over Brevard before tallying his second goal and first assist of the season in the win over Barton. The midfielder has taken 18 shots, seven of which (.389) were on goal. Last season, the Charlotte native, garnered a spot on the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll.
The Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-America team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Click here to see the complete release.