Carlsson Named To NCAA DI Men's Scholar All-South Region First Team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -
Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer junior Gabriel Carlsson was named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Scholar All-South Region First Team, as announced by the United Soccer Coaches Association Wednesday.
Carlsson, a junior midfielder from Stockholm, Sweden, is one 46 student-athletes honored nationally, while he’s also one of just three Patriot League student-athletes to earn Scholar All-Region honors. He becomes Loyola’s first honoree since Stephen Dooley earned Scholar All-America status from the coaches association, then the NSCAA, in 2013.
A communications major with a 3.489 cumulative grade-point average, Carlsson was voted to the 11-member Patriot League All-Academic Team this year. One of the top four midfielders in the Patriot League, Carlsson also earned his first regional All-America honor, being named to the All-Northeast Region Third Team, after picking up All-Patriot League First Team and Patriot League All-Tournament Team accolades.
The lone Greyhound to start all 18 games this year, Carlsson led Loyola’s field players with 1,515 minutes played. He also led the team and ranked third in the Patriot League with nine assists, while his four assists in Patriot League play ranked tied for fifth in the League.
To be eligible for Scholar All-America selection, a student-athlete must be a junior or above in academic standing, have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA throughout his career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be an elite player as supported by playing honors or contributions to the success of his team. Both academic and athletic accomplishments of the nominees are evaluated.