PBC Releases Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

Francis Marion's Harrison Smith
Francis Marion's Harrison Smith

With the 2017 Championship this weekend, the Peach Belt Conference has released the 2017 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 36 NCAA Division II National Championships. 12 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida compete in 15 championship sports. 2017-18 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.

2017 Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Ivan Acimovic North Georgia Sr. Belgrade, Serbia 3.57 Accounting
Chris Avery Georgia Southwestern Jr. Tyrone, Ga. 3.32 Dramatic Arts (Communications & Media Arts)
Matthew Bainbridge Francis Marion So. Liverpool, England 3.86 General Business
Rahmy Baky North Georgia Sr. Kilcoole, Ireland 3.42 Physical Education/Exercise Science
Carl Brannstrom Young Harris Jr. Varberg, Sweden 3.6 Business & Public Policy
Dean Cowdroy Lander So. Canberra, Australia 3.50 Business
Nemanja Damjanovic Flagler Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.355 Economics
Oscar Davidsson Flagler Jr. Varberg, Sweden 3.398 Psychology
Evan Davis North Georgia So. Griffin, Ga. 3.88 General Studies
Trevor Dempsey Georgia Southwestern Sr. Columbus, Ga. 3.313 Geology
Samba Diop Flagler Jr. Dakar, Senegal 3.445 Business Administration
Adam Dowdy North Georgia So. Habersham, Ga. 3.34 Mathematics
Manuel Duran Georgia Southwestern So. Columbus, Ga. 3.912 Engineering
Carl Ludwig Eriksson North Georgia Jr. Uppsala, Sweden 3.79 Business Administration
Ian Foulger Lander Sr. Haverhill, England 3.60 Business
Alex Grant North Georgia Jr. Wolverhampton, England 3.35 Management
Carlos Gomez Young Harris Jr. Algete, Spain 3.50 Business & Public Policy
Sam Jones Young Harris So. Cardiff, Wales 3.30 Business & Public Policy
Daniel Joyce North Georgia Sr. Essex, England 3.76 Business Administration
Jordan Knight Clayton State So. Javea, Spain 3.79 Political Science
Sam Lofts Lander Sr. Swindon, England 3.40 Education
Marco Micaletto Young Harris Jr. Rome, Italy 3.33 Interdisciplinary Studies
Rafael Molina Flagler Jr. Bayamon, Puerto Rico 3.427 Business Administration
Silvio Polly Georgia Southwestern Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3.885 Exercise Science
Mikie Rowe Young Harris Jr. Wexford, Ireland 3.49 Business & Public Policy
Julien Rugel Georgia Southwestern Jr. Tucker, Ga. 3.639 Exercise Science
Levin Sandmann Francis Marion Jr. Heidelberg, Germany 3.46 Business Economics
Andre Simmond USC Aiken Sr. Manchester, N.H. 3.443 Psychology
Jordan Skelton Lander Jr. Newcastle, England 3.39 Business
Jarrod Smalley North Georgia Jr. Bridlington, England 3.56 Business Administration
Harrison Smith Francis Marion Sr. Hartlepool, England 3.44 History (Physics)
Josh Swift Georgia Southwestern Sr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.874 Accounting
James Thomas Young Harris Jr. Woking, England 3.54 Business & Public Policy
Sekou Thornell Clayton State Sr. Atlanta, Ga. 3.46 Business