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HORNETS’ WARNER EARNS SPOT ON CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

 

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MARIETTA, Ga. – Southern Polytechnic State University men’s soccer player Gabe Warner recently earned a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District 2 Team at the College Division level. District 2 includes institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Mississippi and South Carolina with the College Division consisting of student-athletes playing at NAIA, two-year and Canadian schools.

To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America honors, a student-athlete must meet the following criteria: be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution; have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form; have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution; and be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility. The teams are selected by members of CoSIDA.

Warner, a junior defender from Grovetown, Ga., is a biology major with a 3.65 GPA. He has started all 17 games for Southern Polytechnic this season and leads the team in minutes played with 1516. One of Southern Poly’s top defenders, Warner has two assists for two points and spearheads a defense that has allowed just 11 goals, 140 shots and 52 shots on goal in 17 matches. He was once nominated for Southern States Athletic Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week accolades this year and has taken seven shots, including one on goal.

The Hornets, ranked 17th nationally in the NAIA, are 12-4-1 overall this season. No. 5-seed SPSU plays a SSAC Tournament semifinal contest this Thursday against top-seed University of Mobile, which is rated No. 7 in the country at the NAIA level. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Central time (4:30 p.m. Eastern) in Montgomery, Ala.

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