Feb. 3, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
The Patriot League Champion Navy men's soccer team placed 11 student-athletes on the 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll the league office recently announced. The Patriot League had 119 honor roll selections across the entire conference.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 grade-point average in the semester of their sport's competition.
Senior captain Zach Davis and senior Dave Arnold were both named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time. Davis and Arnold are two of just seven players in the conference to be named to the honor roll in each of their four seasons.
Davis had a team-high 3.82 GPA this past fall as an oceanography major. Davis was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team as a senior.
Arnold was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team, the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team and the Patriot League All-Academic Team.
Senior Guy Skord earned his second selection to the academic honor roll. Skord was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team and he was the Patriot League Tournament MVP.
Senior Patrick Sopko was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career after earning a 3.25 GPA as an ocean engineering major last fall.
The Navy freshman class tied the seniors with four selections to the academic honor roll. Seth Ammons, Alex Evans, Matthias Pecoraro and Matt Saunders all had at least a 3.20 GPA during their first semester at the Naval Academy.
Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Dave Brandt, Navy (16-4-2, 9-0-0 PL) won the Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament titles. The Mids defeated VCU in the NCAA First Round before falling to Wake Forest in the NCAA Second Round.
Navy's 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Selections
Name Yr. Major Fall GPA
Seth Ammons Fr. Pre-major 3.65
Dave Arnold Sr. Economics 3.27
Zach Davis Sr. Oceanography 3.82
Alex Evans Fr. Pre-major 3.81
Ward Gavin So. Systems Engineering 3.50
Sawyer Gilmore So. Cyber Operations 3.22
Jackson Morgan So. Economics 3.35
Matthias Pecoraro Fr. Pre-major 3.78
Matt Saunders Fr. Pre-major 3.35
Guy Skord Sr. Oceanography 3.20
Patrick Sopko Sr. Ocean Engineering 3.25