Campbell Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland junior Jacob Campbell has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Men’s Soccer First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSiDA) Thursday.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom. Campbell was one of 11 players honored from District 2, which selects players from Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
An engineering major carrying a 3.94 grade-point average, Campbell has played 1.143 minutes on the backline this season, helping the unit post seven shutouts, including three in Patriot League play, and yield just 1.18 goals per game this season.
Campbell, from Arlington, Virginia, ranks fourth on the team in minutes and has logged three assists during the season, all of which came during Patriot League games. His three assists in those conference games is tied for seventh in the League.
Earlier this season, Campbell was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, during Loyola’s Gratias Awards ceremony. He’s also been on the Dean’s List in each of his semesters at the school and has logged two perfect 4.0 semester GPAs.
With his inclusion on the Academic All-District First Team, Campbell automatically advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. Two Loyola men's soccer players have ever earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, as Jeff Nattans (1988 and 1989) and Phil Bannister (2008 and 2010) were both two-time honorees.
Loyola, ranked first in the Northeast Region, will open its Patriot League Championship play in the semifinal round at Friday. The top-seeded Greyhounds will face Colgate at Ridley Athletic Complex at 5 p.m., with the winner advancing to Sunday’s Championship Game.