Clan women's soccer player Andrea DiLorenzo.

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SFU athletes headline GNAC Academic Soccer Teams

November 06, 2014
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Brandon Watson and Andrea DiLorenzo of the Simon Fraser University Clan men’s and women’s soccer teams, respectively, headline the student athletes selected to the 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Soccer Academic All-Conference teams.

A total of 85 student athletes in the GNAC earned the distinction but it was Watson and DiLorenzo who topped the list with the highest grade point averages (GPA) among the academic teams.

Watson, a sophomore goalkeeper, holds a 4.15 GPA out of a possible 4.33, while DiLorenzo, a chemistry major and sophomore, has a 4.12 GPA.

The Simon Fraser Clan men are vying for one of six West Region berths into the single-game elimination, 24-team NCAA Division II national championship tournament.

Their team has a must-win game remaining this Saturday Nov. 8 on Terry Fox Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. against rival Western Washington.

The women’s team did not qualify for a post-season playoff.

Two other Clan members earned academic all-star honours for the second time.

Aja Choy-Halo, a senior and French major with a 3.70 GPA, and junior midfielder Ryan Dhillon, a business administration major with a 3.77 GPA, were both repeat winners.

Student athletes earning the distinction for the first time were junior forward Olivia Aguiar, (kinesiology, 3.70) sophomore forward Sophie D’Souza (arts and social sciences, 3.21) and sophomore defender Robert Hyams (arts and social sciences, 3.77).

The GNAC also announced the women’s First and Second All-Conference teams on Wednesday, with Aguiar and sophomore defender Teagan Rae Sorokan making the GNAC’s Honorable Mention list.