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Adam Bastidas was named to the NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-East Region Team.Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Soccer's Bastidas Wins Academic Recognition
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:12/21/2011
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HARRISONBURG, Va., Dec. 21, 2011 -- James Madison men's soccer player Adam Bastidas (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar Athlete All-East Region Team.

Bastidas, who received honorable mention, is the first JMU player since 2007 to receive the NSCAA regional honor.

A redshirt sophomore majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies, Bastidas holds a 3.6 cumulative grade-point average.  He was a starting midfielder on the Dukes' 2011 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16.
 
Players who are starters, hold a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA, and are a junior or above in academic standing are eligible for nomination to the team.  A committee selected the team based on both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the nominees.


2011 NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Major, GPA, Hometown
First Team

G, Alex Fait, Sr., Sacred Heart, Accounting, 3.64, Ottawa, Ontario
D, Chad Barson, Jr., Akron, Biology, 3.98, Lewis Center, Ohio
D, Thomas Brandt, Sr., Pennsylvania, Economics, 3.57, Palmyra, Pa.
D, Jannis Opalka, Jr., Siena, Management, 3.94, Stade, Canada
D, Jeffrey Pickett, Sr., United States Military Academy, Economics, 3.42, West Point, N.Y.
M, Phillip Aseweh, Sr., Liberty, Accounting, 3.67, Navrongo, Ghana
M, Scott Caldwell, Jr., Akron, Accounting, 3.96, Braintree, Mass,
M, Steve Jakubowski, Sr., Long Island, Finance and Business Mgmt., 3.75, West Deptford, N.J.
F, Brendan Burgdorf, Jr., Bucknell, Physics, 3.41, Westfield, N.J.
F, Joshua Patterson, Jr., Duquesne, Sports Marketing, 3.68, Bowie, Md.
F, William Stamatis, Jr., Columbia, Economics and Philosophy, 3.4, New York, N.Y.
F, Tyler Witmer, Sr., Temple, Kinesiology, 3.39, Wernersville, Pa.


Second Team
K, David Meves, Jr., Akron, Corporate Financial Management, 3.78, Arlington Heights, Ill.
D, Shane Johnson, Sr., Longwood, Business Administration - Marketing, 3.42, Ashburn, Va.
D, Jake Levin, Sr., Pennsylvania, Economic History, 3.4, Columbia, Md.
D, Liam Paddock, Jr., Maryland, Baltimore County, Psychology and Sociology, 3.88, Baltimore, Md.
D, Andrew Powell*, Sr., Bucknell, Accounting, 3.49, Charlton, Mass.
M, Ryan Gracia, Sr., George Mason, Communication, 3.46, Rockville, Md.
M, Brad Hilton*, Sr., New Hampshire, Business Administration, 3.34, Merrimack, N.H.
M, Zackery Mahon, Sr., Longwood, Economics, 3.36, San Antonio, Texas
M, Greg Mathers, Jr., Hartwick, English, 3.84, Macclesfield, England
M, Robert Medairos, Sr., Brown, Neuroscience, 3.61, Stafford, Va.
M, Scott Prozeller, Jr., Harvard, Economics, 3.69, Sudbury, Mass.


Honorable Mention
G, Thomas Caso*, Sr., Bucknell, Mechanical Engineering, 3.82, Phoenix, Md.
G, Kris Devaux, Sr., Delaware, Sociology, Foreign Lang. and Literature, 3.76, Lititz, Pa.
G, Marc Hartmann, Sr., Bucknell, Business Management, 3.56, Bradenton, Fla.
G, Graham Heydt, Sr., Lafayette, Mathematics and Economics, 3.69, Northbrook, Ill.
D, Michael Deyhle, Sr., Dayton, Pre-Medicine, 3.85, Cincinnati, Ohio
D, Nicholas Dundon*, Sr., LaSalle, Biology, 3.85, Horsham, Pa.
D, Jordan Hilgefort, Sr., Marshall, Chemistry, 3.86, Hebron, Ky
D, Sam Klosterman, Sr., Cincinnati, Health Sciences, 3.68, Belleville, Ill.
D, Ibu Otegbeye, Sr., Georgetown, Finance, 3.64, Washington, D.C.
D, Sean Ryan, Jr., Xavier, Business, 3.92, Hilliard, Ohio
D, Vince Savarese, Sr., Maryland, Baltimore County, Business Technology Administration, 3.73, Baltimore, Md.
D, Ben Slingerland, Sr., Georgetown, English, 3.52, Washington, D.C.
M, Hector Arellano, Jr., Loyola (Md.), Engineering, 3.68, Virginia Beach, Va.
M, Jacob Barron, Jr., Penn State, Kinesiology, 3.78, La Mirada, Calif.
M, Adam Bastidas, Jr., James Madison, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, 3.6, Catasauqua, Pa.
M, Scott Caldwell, Sr., Cornell, Sociology, 3.39, Mendham, N.J.
M, Blake Fink, Jr., Lafayette, Government and Law, 3.78, Westampton, N.J.
M, Josh Maley, Sr., Long Island, Business Managment, 3.84, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
M, Ryan Sappington, Sr., Bucknell, Philosophy and Psychology, 3.87, Barboursville, Va.
M, Andy Streilein, Sr., Maryland, Baltimore County, Business Technology Administration, 3.66, Baltimore, Md.
M, Ryan Walter, Sr., Binghamton, Accounting, 3.72, Snyder, N.Y.
F, Will Ogden, Sr., Cornell, Sociology, 3.75, Armonk, N.Y.
F, Andy Riemer, Jr., Georgetown, Psychology, 3.36, Washington, D.C.

* - indicates previous selection

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