EMMITSBURG, Md. - Eric Detzel (York, Pa./Central York), a member of the Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team, has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District II first team, announced on Tuesday. Detzel will now move on to the national ballot. Detzel, who has a 3.85 grade-point average, is double majoring in mathematics and computer science.
To be eligible for the team, which is voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members, a player must contribute significantly to his team and have a grade-point average of at least 3.30.
Detzel, a senior midfielder, leads the team with eight assists and ranks second on the squad with three goals and 14 points. In the month of October, the senior has helped the Mount to four victories after scoring the game-winner against Central Connecticut State on Oct. 1 and dishing out the game-winning assist against Fairleigh Dickinson (Oct. 10), Bryant (Oct. 22) and Robert Morris (Oct. 29). Detzel also helped the Mount to a 4-3 win against George Washington after scoring a goal and tallying two assists in a span of three minutes and five seconds in the first half on Sept. 11.
The York, Pa., native, currently leads the Northeast Conference (NEC) in assists (8), and ranks second in assists per game (0.47), seventh in points (14) and ninth in points per game (0.82). In addition, he ranks 13th in assists and 18th in assists per game in the nation.
For his career, Detzel has 17 goals and 17 assists for 51 points. He ranks sixth in program history in assists while also sitting in sixth place on the Mount Division I list for points and seventh in goals. The senior has been named to All-NEC Academic Honor Roll in each of his first three years and the NEC Commissioner's Honor in 2009. Detzel was named to the All-NEC second team last year. He also punched in the decisive penalty kick to send the Mount to the NEC Championship Game in 2008.
Mount St. Mary's (7-10-0, 4-5-0 NEC) concludes the regular season at home on Friday against Monmouth. Game time is 3 p.m. Prior to the game, the Mount will honor seniors Detzel, Chris Davis (Townsville, Australia/Kirwan State), Ty Fenstermacher (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus), Scott Phinith (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder) and Phil Tavares (Beltsville, Md./DeMatha).