Jan. 25, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Nine Navy men's soccer players were named to the Patriot League Men's Soccer Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Thursday. Of the nine players, two of them, senior Evan Barnes and sophomore Chris Schneider, posted 4.00 grade-point averages. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 GPA in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter.
Navy was just one of two schools (Bucknell the other) with two players to earn a 4.00 GPA. Seven Patriot League players recorded a 4.00 GPA in the fall semester.
Barnes led the Navy contingent, earning a 4.00 GPA in honors systems engineering, capping off a stellar senior season. The Dublin, Ohio, native was the inaugural winner of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for men's soccer and was a third-team Academic All-American. On the field, he appeared in nine games posting a 1.39 GAA and a .705 save percentage with three shutouts.
Schneider, a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, recorded a 4.00 GPA in chemistry. He appeared in all 17 games, registering six points (1 g, 4 a). The four assists tied for the team lead.
Seven other players recorded GPAs of 3.20 or better during the fall semester. Sophomore Cash Elston (Sammamish, Wash.) had a 3.83 GPA in systems engineering while playing in 17 games with one assist. Senior Brett Copare (Pittsgrove, N.J.) recorded a 3.67 GPA in economics while playing in 17 games, scoring one goal. Senior Travis King (Loveland, Ohio) registered a 3.63 GPA in economics while scoring six points (3 g) in 17 games on the field. Sophomore Chris Marino (Longwood, Fla.) had a 3.56 GPA in ocean engineering while playing in 17 games.
Rounding out the group was senior Justin Waskey
(Georgetown, Ky.) with a 3.44 GPA in economics. He appeared in 17 games, tying for the team lead with four assists. Sophomore Scott Robertson
(Chester, Va.) recorded a 3.33 GPA in quantitative economics while starting all 17 games. Lastly, senior Anthony Parker
(Fredericksburg, Va.) recorded a 3.25 GPA in economics. He started all 17 games while scoring one goal.
Navy finished the season with a 7-8-2 overall record.
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