GREENWOOD, Indiana -- Penn State Brandywine men's soccer junior Manny Weldemicael (Philadelphia, Pa./Wyoming Park) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District I Academic First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Brandywine's first-ever student-athlete named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, Weldemicael was the lone student-athlete from the PSUAC and one of just two USCAA student-athletes to gain recognition. The academic all-district and all-American programs, which showcase student-athletes who excel both on the playing field and in the classroom, recognized a total of 44 student-athletes from non-NCAA, small colleges around the United States and Canada.
A psychology major who boasts a 3.73 grade-point average, Weldemicael earned the national all-academic award from the USCAA in 2013. He is also a two-time PSUAC all-academic team honoree.
On the field, Weldemicael started all 19 matches in the Lions' midfield this fall, compiling 10 goals and five assists for 25 points. Last Saturday, he helped Brandywine win its second consecutive PSUAC championship, a 1-0 victory over Penn State York. The Lions earned the league's automatic bid to the USCAA Tournament and will face seventh-seeded Maine-Machias Wednesday at 11:00 am during first-round play in Charleston, W. Va.
To be eligible for the award, voted on by the district's sports information directors, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution.
As a first-team honoree, Weldemicael automatically moves on to the national academic all-American ballot. The Capital One/CoSIDA First, Second and Third Team Men's Soccer Academic All-Americans will be announced on Nov. 21.
March 26, 2015 Brandywine Student-Athletes Honored For Academic Achievement
January 28, 2015 27 Brandywine Student-Athletes Earn PSUAC Academic All-Conference
November 20, 2014 Weldemicael Tabbed Capital One First Team Academic All-American
November 11, 2014 Walleekendeh, Spangler Earn Top Honors; Four Lions Named All-Conference
November 6, 2014 Lions Downed By Cleary In Season Finale
November 6, 2014 Walleekendeh Named Honorable Mention All-American By USCAA
November 6, 2014 Weldemicael Earns USCAA National Academic Award
November 4, 2014 Men’s Soccer Travels To West Virginia For USCAA Tournament
October 29, 2014 Brandywine Crowned PSUAC Champion For Second-Straight Year
October 25, 2014 Second-Half Surge Lifts Brandywine Into PSUAC Championship
October 24, 2014 Brandywine Hosts Beaver In PSUAC Men’s Soccer Semifinals Saturday
October 19, 2014 Lions Trounce Valley Forge On Senior Day
October 16, 2014 Previti And Walleekendeh Sweep PSUAC Weekly Awards
October 16, 2014 Lions Top York; Clinch PSUAC Regular-Season Title
October 12, 2014 Lions Take Down Schuylkill 11-1
October 10, 2014 Lions Remain Unbeaten In PSUAC With 4-1 Win At Hazleton
October 8, 2014 Berkeley Uses Late Goal To Edge Brandywine
October 7, 2014 Weldemicael Earns PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
October 2, 2014 Lions Cruise To 10-1 Victory Over Penn State Scranton
October 1, 2014 Patrick O’Neill Earns PSUAC Goalkeeper Of The Week Award
September 29, 2014 Fast Start Lifts Brandywine Past Delaware Valley
September 27, 2014 Lions Top Greater Allegheny; Remain Unbeaten In PSUAC Play
September 23, 2014 Brandywine Clipped By Immaculata 2-1
September 17, 2014 Widener Knocks Off Brandywine Men's Soccer 5-0
September 16, 2014 Nick Previti Earns Second-Straight PSUAC Honor
September 13, 2014 Second-Half Rally Lifts Brandywine To Victory Over New Kensington
September 10, 2014 Previti, Sesay Earn PSUAC Weekly Awards
September 10, 2014 Lions Blanked At Home By Centenary
September 8, 2014 Sesay Nets Five; Lions Rout Wilkes-Barre 9-1
September 7, 2014 Quick Start Lifts Yeshiva Past Brandywine