FOUR HORNETS EARN ALL-ACADEMIC MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION HONORS
WOODLAND, Calif. - Four Sacramento State men's soccer players, seniors Brady Nunes and Adam Owens, junior Kyle Beasley and redshirt freshman Adam Bettencourt, earned All-Academic Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors, as announced by executive director Al Beaird today.
The award marked the second for Beasley during his career, and the first all-academic honor for Bettencourt, Nunes and Owens.
Beasley, a native of Concord, Calif. who boasts a 3.934 GPA in business, appeared in 11 contests this season as a defender and midfielder, providing a valuable asset off of the Hornet bench as one of the team's two naturally left-footed players.
Bettencourt, who carries a 3.181 GPA in construction management, made 17 starts during his first season in the Green and Gold, after redshirting during his freshman campaign. The Hilmar, Calif. native scored two goals on the season, and was named MPSF Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 8 after scoring the game tying goal with less than five minutes to play against UC Irvine.
Nunes, a native of Wailuku, Hawai'i who carries a 3.308 GPA in kinesiology, saw the field in 15 matches this season, making two starts in the central midfield. During his junior campaign, Nunes scored two goals, as he ended his Hornet career with four points.
Owens, a native of Carmichael, Calif. who boasts a 3.057 GPA in business, was a three-time all-MPSF selection as a defender, and was a first team honoree during his sophomore and junior seasons. A two-year team captain, Owens started the final 59 matches of his career in the Green and Gold, finishing his career with a goal and two assists for four career points.
The MPSF honored 36 student-athletes from the six schools that compete in men's soccer in the league. To be recognized, student-athletes needed to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a least a sophomore academic, complete one full academic year at the school, and participate in 50 percent or more of the team's games.