MEN'S SOCCER PLACES FOUR ON MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Adam Bettencourt, Oscar Torrico, Bryan Oliver and Almog Strikowski all earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic accolades for the 2011 season, the league announced on Friday afternoon.
Adam Bettencourt became just the second men's soccer player in school history
to be a four-time MPSF all-academic selection.
The four selections in 2011 doubles the Hornets' two all-academic selections last season.
Bettencourt, a senior construction management major, graduated after the fall semester with a 3.26 GPA. The Hilmar, Calif., native is just the second men's soccer player in school history to be a four-time all-academic selection (Brandon Baggett, 2004-07). Bettencourt wrapped up his career fourth all-time in school history with 74 games played.
Torrico, a junior sociology major with a team-high 3.759 GPA, earned his third straight MPSF all-academic honor. The defender made six starts and appeared in 15 games in 2011.
Oliver, a junior business administration major with a 3.129 GPA, earned his first all-academic selection. The Rocklin, Calif., native was the Hornets' primary goalkeeper down the stretch is already the school's all-time leader with 12 career shutouts after posting three last season.
Strikowski, who sports a 3.007 GPA in business administration, tallied three goals and one assist in his sophomore season.
To qualify for the MPSF all-academic team a student-athlete must be in his second season of competition (freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible), possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have played in at least 50 percent of his team's games.
The Sacramento State men's soccer program has earned 44 all-academic selections since the 1996 season.