Ferreira earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors


NEWBERRY — Newberry College men’s soccer senior Lucas Ferreira has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 team.

With the award, Ferreira is now eligible for Academic All-America honors. Ferreira has earned a 3.86 GPA while majoring in Business Administration. The announcement was made Oct. 29.

Ferreira was named to second team preseason all-SAC in late August. So far for the season he has scored one goal and dished four assists. He has been a member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, D2ADA Academic Achievement Award and Dean’s List in every semester eligible.

Ferreira also volunteers coaching youth in the Newberry community and is a member of International Student Organization on campus.

“I’m very happy to see Lucas earn this honor,” said Newberry men’s soccer head coach Barry Slagle. “He works extremely hard in the classroom and on the field so he is very deserving of this award.”

The Wolves played their last game of the season on the road at Lenoir-Rhyne on October 31.

This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA recognizes four teams – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-District Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. Previously, CoSIDA recognized a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I); with the four teams, CoSIDA has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored.

The Division II and Division III Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America teams program.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

This release provided by Newberry College.

This release provided by Newberry College.

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