Four ECC Student-Athletes Named to CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Teams

Four ECC Student-Athletes Named to CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Teams

The 2010-11 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Teams for men's and women's soccer have been selected by the Academic All-America® Committee, with four ECC student-athletes being selected. Vladimir Milosavljveic of the Dowling was named to the All-District First Team on the men’s side, while Ivana Babic of C.W. Post made the First Team and Anna Svensson of C.W. Post and Rakel Hinriksdottir of Bridgeport made the Second Team.

Milosavljevic, a junior defender on the No. 10 nationally ranked Dowling men’s soccer team, was named to the First Team for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a Finance major. On the field, Milosavljevic has helped the Golden Lions shut out seven different opponents on the way to a 10-1-4 record and ECC Regular Season Championship.

Babic, a senior forward and three time ECC All-Conference honoree for the C.W. Post women’s soccer team was named to the First Team. Babic, currently pursuing a MBA, maintains a 3.96 GPA. She has also posted another outstanding season on the pitch, currently ranking second in the ECC in goals (12) and points (30).

Babic’s teammate Svensson, who is a senior back, was named to the Second Team with a 3.52 GPA as a Biology major. On the field, Svensson has helped the Pioneers to a No. 15 national ranking with a 11-1-4 record. She has started in all 16 games on the year and has helped C.W. Post shut out 10 different opponents.

Hinriksdottir, a senior defender for Bridgeport’s women’s soccer team, wraps up the ECC’s representation on the All-District teams with a spot on the Second Team. Hinriksdottir, who is majoring in Graphic Design, holds a 3.90 grade point average while also starting all 17 games for the Purple Knights. On the year, she has scored two goals and dished off two assists.

Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. There is a University Division (Division I programs) and a College Division (DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA programs).

Three Academic All-District teams are chosen in each district, with those on the All-District first teams placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Men’s All-District Teams

Women’s All-District Teams