PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the senior captains of the Plymouth State College men's soccer team has been recognized for his work in the classroom as well as his performance on the soccer field.
Senior Scott Laine (Spencer, Mass.) was selected to the Verizon Academic All-District 1 College Division Men's Soccer Team. As a member of the
All-District Team, Laine advances on to the Academic All-America ballot.
A Math Education major, Laine received several academic awards and honors from the Math Department, and he is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Excellence Fraternity. Laine is the recipient of a Plymouth Scholars Scholarship and the Hunter Baney Barton Memorial Scholarship from the Natural Science and Math Departments.
A four-year veteran goalkeeper, Laine took over as full-time starter last season, getting the nod in 17 of PSC's 20 games in 2001. He was selected Little East Conference Player of the Week in October, and he finished with a 13-3-0 record with a 1.09 goals against average and seven shutouts, helping PSC capture the ECAC New England Championship. Laine allowed only 24 goals in 35 career matches, making 118 saves and recording 12 shutouts, and he received the team's prestigious Panther Award as both a junior and a senior.
The Verizon Academic All-America teams, which are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), has expanded and now includes Academic All-District and All-America Teams in football, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's and women's cross country/track & field, and men's and women's at-large divisions. To be eligible, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, maintain a minimum 3.20 grade point average and be a key contributor to his/her team.
The Verizon Academic All-America College Division Men's Soccer Team will be announced next month.