Jacob Mays of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) and Theo Yang of Caltech, represent the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team as recently announced by the organization.
The 2019 Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
By earning a spot on the Academic All-District team, Mays and Yang (a two-time CoSIDA All-District honoree) are now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in early December.
Mays has had a spectacular career with the Stags over his first seasons, helping CMS to a combined 28-5-3 record in his first two years, including back-to-back SCIAC regular season titles. His solo shutout in the SCIAC Semifinals yesterday against Occidental was his 18th in his 27 career starts, as he stands with a career goals against average of 0.38. A year ago as a freshman, he led the nation in goals against average with 0.22, and in shutouts with 15. In the classroom, Mays has gotten off to an equally successful start to his college career, compiling a 4.0 GPA as a biophysics major at Claremont McKenna, while earning SCIAC All-Academic Team honors last year.
A chemical engineering major, Yang managed a 3.96 GPA for a slight improvement on last year's Academic All-District appearance. Yang's presence in the midfield helped the injury-riddled Beavers to their first five-point SCIAC season since 1987, a success by all measures. The co-captain had one goal and three assists in his final season with the team, and finishes his 68-game career with three goals and four assists while having started in every game.