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PSU Men’s Soccer player named Academic All-America First Team

PSU Men’s Soccer player named Academic All-America First Team

Lindeberg achieves outstanding success in classroom and on field

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting goalkeeper for the Plymouth State University men's soccer team has been honored for his successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the soccer field, earning one of the highest academic awards in college athletics.

            Junior Felix Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) has been voted to the Academic All-America First Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Lindeberg was recognized in the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer category after earning Academic All-District honors last month.

            A co-captain and three-year starter in goal for the Panthers, Lindeberg is a Biology major and has the highest grade point average of all PSU student-athletes. He serves as an Anatomy & Physiology Teaching Assistant with plans for medical school to become a doctor, and is a member of the Pre-Medical Professionals Society. He has been on the PSU President's List every semester, and received a PSU Award for Diversity & International Initiatives. On the field, Lindeberg posted a 9-4-1 record and ranked third in the Little East Conference in save percentage (.817) and goals against average (1.05), and limited nationally-ranked Tufts to just one goal.

            Lindeberg was a key player on a Panther team that captured a share of the Little East Conference regular season title with a 5-1-1 conference mark under head coach Rob Wright, and finished with a 9-7-1 overall record, the best mark for the program since 2006.

            Lindeberg becomes the second member of the Plymouth State men's soccer program to earn Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA, joining Paul Andrew in 1995 and 1996. Other CoSIDA Academic All-Americans from Plymouth State include football player Chris Simon in 1985, women's swimmer Kerry Fritz in 1996; skier Tim Mitchell in 2001 and 2002, men's hockey player Chris Chambers in 2010; and men's hockey player Kyle Greco in 2012 and 2013.

            To be eligible for the Academic All-America program, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).  He/she must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution. 

              The complete Academic All-America Men's Soccer Teams are available on the CoSIDA website at http://cosida.com/news/2015/11/20/AAA_2015D3SoccerTeams.aspx?path=academic_all_america.

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