Academic All-Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Squad Announced

Updated 12/1/1998
TOLEDO (December 1, 1998) -- Fifteen Mid-American Conference men's soccer student-athletes earned first-team Academic All-MAC selection in voting conducted by Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives. Overall, twenty-six student athletes earned either first-team or honorable mention on the All-Academic squad. Five members of the all-academic squad earned All-MAC honors this season.

Northern Illinois, which finished the season with a 12-4-1 record and placed third in the conference, had four players voted to the first team: Paal Bay Braathen, Eirik Frederiksen, Jeff Stojak, and Eric Clark. Western Michigan has the second most representatives on the first team, with Evan Fonger, Eric Pogue, and Steve Roth all earning recognition.

Lee Baker and Billy Dwyer from Kentucky, Jonathan Holfinger and Nathaniel Lie of Miami, Nick Kolliniatis of Bowling Green, Brian Cruickshank from Buffalo, Eastern Michigan's Drew Drummond, and Justin Millard from conference-champion Akron round out the first-team selections.

Earning honorable mention are: Tracy Dowe, Christer Larsen, and Frank Ross from Akron; Ty Fowler of Bowling Green; Brian McCallion and Jarek Radzinski from Buffalo; Kentucky's Jason Bell, John Hinds, and Michael Stickler; David Husbands of Marshall; and Bradley Cain and Jonathan Malm from Miami.

Academic All-Mid-American Conference honorees are student-athletes who have excelled in academics and athletics. To qualify a student-athlete must have at least a 3.00 grade point average during his or her college career and be a starter or top reserve during the just-completed season.

A complete list of the Academic All-MAC Men's Soccer team follows.

First-team
Name - School - Year - Major - Hometown

Justin Millard - Akron - Sr. - Biology - Strongsville, Ohio
Nick Kolliniatis - Bowling Green - Sr. - Biology - Orland Park, Illinois
Brian Cruickshank - Buffalo - Sr. - Physical Therapy - Babylon, New York
Drew Drummond - Eastern Michigan - Jr. - History/Teaching - Plymouth, Michigan
Lee Baker - Kentucky - Jr. - Secondary Education/Social Studies - Spring, Texas
Billy Dwyer - Kentucky - Sr. - Psychology - Metairie, Louisiana
Jonathan Holfinger - Miami - Sr. - Psychology - Perrysburg, Ohio
Nathaniel Lie - Miami - Jr. - General Business - Solon, Ohio
Paal Bay Braathen - Northern Illinois - Jr. - Business - Asker, Norway
Eirik Frederiksen - Northern Illinois - Sr. - Business - Asker, Norway
Jeff Stojak - Northern Illinois - Sr. - Accountancy - Flossmoor, Illinois
Eric Clark - Northern Illinois - Jr. - Journalism - Boulder, Colorado
Evan Fonger - Western Michigan - So. - Biochemistry - Kalamazoo, Michigan
Eric Pogue - Western Michigan - Jr. - Finance - Troy, Michigan
Steve Roth - Western Michigan - Sr. - Biomedical Science - Plainwell, Michigan

Honorable Mention
Name - School - Year - Major - Hometown

Frank Ross - Akron - Jr. - Psychology - Johannesburg, South Africa
Tracy Dowe - Akron - So. - Biology - North Olmstead, Ohio
Christer Larsen - Akron - So. - Undecided - Bergen, Norway
Ty Fowler - Bowling Green - Jr. - Psychology - Northville, Michigan
Brian McCallion - Buffalo - So. - Business - Bollston Spa, New York
Jarek Radzinski - Buffalo - So. - Computer Science - Jnowroclaw, Poland
Jason Bell - Kentucky - Jr. - Philosophy - Louisville, Kentucky
John Hinds - Kentucky - Sr. - Electrical Engineering - Columbia, South Carolina
Michael Stickler - Kentucky - Jr. - Business Management - Hudson, Ohio
David Husbands - Marshall - Sr. - Business - Arlington, Texas
Bradley Cain - Miami - So. - Business - Gahanna, Ohio
Jonathan Malm - Miami - So. - Mathematics - Des Moines, Iowa