Courtesy of Drew and Scranton Athletic Communications
TOWSON, Md. - Drew University's Aidan Cserhat and The University of Scranton's Michael Donnelly were named to the 2019 Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
For the second year in a row, senior forward Aidan Cserhat has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) NCAA Division III Academic All-District II Men's Soccer Team.
Cserhat registered a strong senior campaign this past season, netting 26 points on 10 goals and six assists. A two-time Landmark Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week, he netted his second career hat trick when he posted three goals and one assist in a 5-1 victory over Pfeiffer in the championship game of the Rutgers-Newark Tournament. He also scored both of his team's goals in a 2-2 tie versus Goucher, and he recorded one goal and two assists in a 4-1 win over Juniata.
Two years ago, Cserhat arrived at Drew as a transfer and turned in an outstanding rookie season, pouring in 20 goals while earning a slew of postseason awards, including First-Team All-America and Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He helped lead the Rangers to the Landmark Conference title, a 21-1-1 record, and a berth in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Last season he notched 16 goals and six assists to earn All-Region recognition for the second year in a row while helping Drew win the ECAC title.
For his career, Cserhat racked up 109 points on 46 goals and 17 assists. In just three seasons, he broke the Landmark Conference career record for goals and finished second in points. In the Drew record books, he finished fourth in goals and tied for third in points.
A biology major, Cserhat has also earned a spot on the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons.
This marks the first career Academic All-District selection for Michael Donnelly.
Donnelly was named a First Team selection in District 4, which includes Division III programs throughout Pennsylvania. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes who must be a starter or key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
The Mahopac, N.Y., native started all 18 games for the Royals this season and tallied four goals to go along with one assist. He scored a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over Marywood on Sept. 4.
Donnelly boasts an impressive 3.51 cumulative grade point average as a biology major. He was also a Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll selection in 2017.