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Individual and Team Academic Awards

All our soccer players are required to complete eight hours of weekly Study Hall hours. Through the Academic Center, I am updated routinely on each player’s grades, study hall and class attendance. The Central Connecticut Men’s soccer team has excelled academically. Our team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National “Team Academic Award” for outstanding achievement in the classroom in 4 of the last 5 years. In 2012, we had 2 players named National Soccer Coaches Association, First Team Academic “All American” and another named Capitol One First Team Academic “All American”. In 2013, we had 2 players named to the NSCAA University Division Men's Scholar All-East Region Team and another in 2014. Our team has received numerous academic awards and accolades. Below is a summary of our team and individual achievements over the past four years.





Player and Team Achievements - Year by Year

2014

2014-15  National Soccer Coaches Association of America, “Team Academic Award
The Blue Devils received the “Team Academic Award ‘ from the National Coaches Association for outstanding achievement in the classroom

2014 The Capitol One First Team Academic “All Region”
Keir Hannity
COSIDA recognizes the top student-athletes in the nation for their performance athletically and academically.

2014 NSCAA University Division Scholar All-East Region
Keir Hannity
Stephen Walmsley
Josef Abele

National Soccer Coaches Association  recognizes the top student-athletes in the nation for their performance athletically and academically.

  • Keir Hannity - Capitol One First Team Academic “All Region”
  • Keir Hannity - NSCAA University Division Scholar All-East Region
  • Stephen Walmsley- NSCAA University Division Scholar All-East Region
  • Josef Abele- NSCAA University Division Scholar All-East Region
  • Josef Abele – Top Graduating Academic Student Athlete Award
  • Stephen Walmsley – Coca Cola Top Academic Student Athlete Award
  • Carson D’Ambrosio – Travelers “All Academic” Award
  • Josef Abele – Travelers “All Academic” Award
  • Charles Giovenco – Travelers “All Academic” Award
  • Keir Hanitty – Travelers “All Academic” Award
  • Stephen Walmsley – Travelers “All Academic” Award
  • Josef Abele – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Wifred Arbieto-Lopez – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Carson D’Ambrosio – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Charles Giovenco – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Keir Hanitty – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Benjamin Knight – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Rafal Krauze – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Nicholas Taglianetti – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Ryan Taylor – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Nick Valleca – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Stephen Walsmley – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Zach Zurita – CCSU “All Academic” Award
  • Stephen Walmsley – NEC Commissioners Honor Roll
  • Stephen Walmsley – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Nicholas Velleca – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Zach Zurita – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Ryan Taylor – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Benjamin LaVellee – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Carson D’Ambrosio – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Wilfredo Arbieto-Lopez – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Charles Giovenco – NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll


2013

2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America, “Team Academic Award
The Blue Devils received the “Team Academic Award ‘ from the National Coaches Association for outstanding achievement in the classroom. 

2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Men's Scholar All-East Region Team
Sophomore – Josef Abele
Junior – Stephen Walsmley

2013 CCSU Deans List
Connor Qualtor

2013 NEC Fall Scholar-Athlete
Sophomore – Josef Abele
All scholar-athlete award winners must have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours at their institution, maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 and participated with distinction as a member of a varsity team.

2012

2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America, “Team Academic Award
The Blue Devils received the “Team Academic Award” from the National Coaches Association for outstanding achievement in the classroom. 

2012 National Soccer Coaches Association, First Team Academic “All American”
Senior – Reece Wilson
Senior – Thomas Obasi
Recognizes the top student-athletes in the nation for their performance athletically and academically.

2012 The Capitol One First Team Academic “All American”
Senior – Reece Wilson
COSIDA recognizes the top student-athletes in the nation for their performance athletically and academically. First in schools history.

2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Men's Scholar All-East Region Team
Senior – Reece Wilson
Senior – Thomas Obasi

2012 CCSU Gladstone Award Winner
Senior – Reece Wilson
Each year, the CCSU Athletic Department awards the Frederick M. Gladstone award to the most outstanding senior male student athlete during their college career. An athlete who receives this recognition has successfully combined academic achievement, athletics, and citizenship.

2012 Travelers AD ALL-Academic Team Award
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher.
Reece Wilson
Ben Walsh
Nick Taglianetti
Mike Walmsley
Joseph Abele
Tom Obbasi

2012 Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
(3.75 GPA or higher)

Josef Abele CCSU
Stephen Walmsley
Benjamin Walsh
Reece Wilson

2012 Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll
(3.2 GPA or higher)

Men's have nine student-athletes on the honor roll. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

Josef Abele
Salvatore DiTommaso
Jeffrey Hopkins   
Jesse Menzies
Thomas Obasi
Anthony Occhialini
Stephen Walmsley
Benjamin Walsh
Reece Wilson

2011 Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
(3.75 GPA or higher)

In addition, 5 Soccer players met the 3.75 GPA requirement to earn a place on the NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll.  Those 5 student-athletes are:

Ian McDonald-Wilkins
Thomas Obasi
Benjamin Walsh
Chris Wild
Reece Wilson
2011 Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll
(3.2 GPA or higher)

The 60 student-athletes represented all six CCSU fall sports.  Men's soccer led the way with 15 student-athletes on the honor roll. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

Josef Abele
Adrian Baclawski
Salvatore DiTommaso
Aaron Durr  
Ian McDonald-Willkins
Jesse Mendzies
Thomas Obasi
Anthony Occhialini
Eduardo Ortiz
Andrew Rose
Nicholas Taglianetti
Stephen Walmsley
Benjamin Walsh
Christopher Wild
Reece Wilson

2011, Travelers Athletics Director All-Academic Team.  
This special designation is awarded to all student athletes who have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 7 players receive this award.

  • Reece Wilson
  • Ben Walsh
  • Nick Taglianetti
  • Steve Walmsley
  • Joseph Abele
  • Tom Obbasi
  • Chris Wild
  • Ian Wilkins

 

2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America, “Team Academic Award

The Blue Devils received the “Team Academic Award’ from the National Coaches Association for outstanding achievement in the classroom. 

2010 Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. CCSU Soccer had 11 players recognized. Men's soccer placed 2nd with 11 student-athletes on the honor roll, behind Football (12). 

Robert Cavener
Eduardo Ortiz
Salvatore DiTommaso
Ian Mangione
Jessie Menzies
Anthony Occhialini
Guiseppe Sisca
Jared Spieker
Blaine Veldhuis
Benjamin Walsh

2009

2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams
Robert Cavener

2008

2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Yan Klukowski

2008 Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. CCSU Soccer had 11 players recognized. Men's soccer placed 1st in all CCSU sports.

Christopher Brown
Robert Cavener
Eduardo Ortiz
Aaron Durr
Ben Howe
Yan Klukowski
Nicholas Soares
Jared Speiker
David Tyrie
Blaine Veldhuis
Paul Armstrong

2007

2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team
Yan Klukowski

2007 Student Athlete Academic Award
Yan Klukowski
Blaine Veldhuis
Jonathan Agbatar
Nick Allegro
Chris Brown
Paul Armstrong
Robert Cavener
Ben Howe
Nick Soares
David Tyrie

2006

2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Alex Harrison

2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team
Peter Howe
Alex Harrison

2006 The NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Alex Harrison

2006 Northeast Conference Scholar Athlete Award.
Peter Howe
Jonathan Agbatar
Nick Allegro
Bjorn Boyer
Alex Harrison
Peter Howe

2004

2004 Verizon All Academic Soccer Team
Alex Harrison

2003

2003 Verizon All Academic Soccer Team
Nicolas Giecziewski