BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech landed a league-high seven student-athletes on this year's All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Soccer Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
After making their first trip to the NCAA College Cup this season, the Hokies fell just one selection shy of tying the record for selections.
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First-Team selection Scott Dillie was named to the squad for the second consecutive season. The junior finance major scored three goals and dished out an assist to total one point while appearing in 17 matches.
Sophomore midfielder Charlie Campbell joined Dillie as repeat honorees. The Mundelein, Ill., native is a business major who scored a career-high two goals in Tech's 3-2 second-round win over California and then made a key 'team' save in the Hokies' 1-0 victory at Connecticut in the national quarterfinals.
Senior defender Marcus Reed earned the honor for the first time in his career. The mechanical engineering major appeared in 72 matches over his career, totaling 17 goals and 14 assists for 49 points.
Defender Alexander Baden, a junior management major from Visselhövede, Germany, totaled four goals and five assists
Three first-year Hokies earned nods from the conference office for their work in the classroom.
Junior goalkeeper Markus Aigner took over five games into the season and accumulated a 9-3-5 record in net with a 1.04 goals against average. The economics major also recorded five shutouts.
Senior physical education major Georg Zehender ranked third on the team with 17 points off four goals and nine assists.
Forward Stefan Hock, a junior majoring in accounting and information systems, finished fourth on the squad with five goals.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade-point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.