Boston, Mass. – The Clark University men's soccer team placed five members on the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team it was announced this morning by Executive Director Patrick Summers.
Connor Maguire (Dunstable, Mass.), Alistair Richardson (Tolland, Conn.), Michael Spanos (Waterford, Conn.), Ethan Ziemba (Glen Gardner, N.J.) and TJ Zirkman (Freehold, N.J.) all scooped up the league honor.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2016 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
For Spanos, it is his first time earning a spot on this distinguished list, but the others have all seen their names appear on this list in years past. Both Richardson and Zirkman are three-time honorees, while Maguire and Ziemba are making their second appearance.
These academic accolades come on the heels of the program earning National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Honors a little more than two weeks ago.
Clark is in the midst of one of the best seasons in program history, sitting at 14-4 entering postseason play this weekend. The Cougars will square off with Springfield in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on Saturday at Babson beginning at 1:30 p.m.