Hoya Soccer Programs Earn NSCAA Team Academic Awards
Dec. 12, 2008
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University's men's and women's soccer teams recently received NSCAA Team Academic Awards for the 2007-08 academic year. 65 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized after posting team grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the awards. The women cracked the top 20 nationally with a 3.50 GPA while the men ranked among the top 35 with a 3.23 cumulative GPA.
Sean Bellomy (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep), a senior midfielder for the Georgetown University men's soccer squad, was named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team while the women's soccer team had three players named, senior Stephanie Zare (Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest) and sophomores Caitlin Durkee (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park) and Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty).
Bellomy is a senior captain for the Hoyas and a first-time honoree. He was one of 11 recipients in the District II University Division and was one of just six student-athletes from the BIG EAST to earn first-team honors in their respective divisions. The last time a Hoya men's soccer player received ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team honors was 2003.
Zare was a senior captain for the Hoyas and all three ladies earned All-BIG EAST postseason awards for their play on the pitch. Of the 25 women's players recognized by the NSCAA, eight were BIG EAST members, and Georgetown had the most honorees of any conference team over all eight districts. Some of the criteria for selection include a sophomore standing or better, a starter or important reserve and at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.