Men's Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

Men's Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

(CARLISLE, Pa.) - A total of 924 soccer teams (349 men, 575 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Of that total, 196 schools had both their men's and women's programs recognized. Dickinson College was one of those with both programs earning Team Academic Honors.

The men's program proved strong academically in the Centennial Conference, with seven players being named to the CC Academic Honor Roll with individual grade-point-averages above 3.40.

Senior Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) was named to the U.S. Soccer Coaches Division III All-Region Men's Soccer Team, marking his second straight appearance on the All-Region squad, earning Second-team honors in 2018 and Third-team recognition last fall.

Gilbert made his third appearance on the All-Centennial Conference squad as a Second-team selection in 2017 and elevated to the First-team in 2018 and 2019. He ranked sixth in the conference last fall with nine goals, raising his career total to 35, placing him third all-time in program history. He added 11 assists to rank fourth in career points with 81. Gilbert also broke onto the single season top 10 lists with 12 goals in 2018 and 13 goals and 31 points in 2017.

Brendan McGovern (Burlington, Vt./Kimberly Union Academy) earned Second-team honors and first-year Isaac Bradbury (Toronto, Canada/St. Andrews College) received honorable mention in the CC. McGovern was a dominant force in the midfield with the ability to defend, attack and be a holding midfielder. He started every game in 2018 and 2019, raising his career totals to 18 goals and five assists. He struck twice as the Red Devils handed Swarthmore its first loss of the season in the 2019 conference opener.

Bradbury made an immediate impact on the Red Devil line-up, earning 16 starts in his rookie campaign. He tallied the game-winning goal in a thrilling 3-2 victory over McDaniel and scored the lone goal in a key win over Ursinus.

The Red Devils put together a late run, going 8-3 at the end of the season to claim the #3-seed in the Centennial Conference playoffs. They faced #3-ranked Johns Hopkins in back-to-back matches in the regular season finale and the conference semifinal. They suffered a 2-0 setback in the conference playoffs to close out the year 10-8 overall.

Complete list of 2019-20 U.S. Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards