MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Auburn Montgomery men's soccer players Elvar Sigurdsson and Taian Souza were each recently named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team for their achievements on and off the field.
The All-District teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. To be considered, athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, have completed at least one year at their institution and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
Sigurdsson, a 6-0 sophomore midfielder from Kopavogur, Iceland, has appeared in all 19 games, with 18 starts. He is second on the team in goals (9) and points (23). He also leads the Warhawks in assists (5) and shots (79). Three of his nine goals have been game winners.
A biology major, Sigurdsson currently has a grade-point average of 3.76.
A 5-11 junior defender from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Souza has started all 17 games that he has appeared in. He has a goal and three assists, and leads all defenders with 20 shots on goal. A team captain, he is a leading part of a defensive unit which has allowed only 21 goals all season.
Souza currently sports a 3.58 grade-point average while majoring in business. He was a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic team last season. This year's team will be released on Thursday, November 8.
Sigurdsson and Souza were each named to District 2 College Division first team. There are four separate divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, and the College Division, which is comprised of NAIA, two-year and Canadian student-athletes. All-District winners are now placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
The men's soccer team currently has a 14-3-2 record after Saturday's 5-0 victory over Spring Hill in the first round of the SSAC Tournament. The Warhawks return to action in the semifinals against Southern Wesleyan on Thursday night at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The match will be held at the Emory Folmar Complex in Montgomery. General admission tickets are $5, while students can purchase tickets for $2. The winner advances to the championship match at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.