November 7, 2013

Taras Frankivskyy Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team

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Brooklyn, NY --- Senior defender Taras Frankivskyy has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic Division III (NY) All-District (District 3) Men's Soccer First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

"I'm happy to be selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team," said Frankivskyy. "It feels great to be recognized as a successful athlete and student. It will serve as a motivation for my future athletic and academic endeavors."

Frankivskyy, a two-year member of the BC Men's Soccer team after transferring to Brooklyn from Kingsborough Community College, had another strong season for the Bulldogs in 2013. The Ukraine native played in all 18 games on the year, while making 16 starts, to go along with two goals and four assists for eight points. He was also vital to BC's stout defense that posted eight shutouts on the year.

Over his two-year BC career, Frankivskyy played in 36 games, making 34 starts, while totaling three goals and six assists for 12 points. He also helped the Bulldogs record 18 shutouts during that time to register a 23-11-5 overall record, including a 10-3-3 mark in conference play.

An Exercise Science major, Frankivskyy boasts an impressive 3.96 GPA. He will now be eligible for All-American honors, which will be selected later this month.

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
GK Michael Moranz ROCHESTER Sr. Pittsford, N.Y. 3.39 Political science
D Jared Doolan RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC Sr. Bend, Ore. 3.90 Aeronautical & mech. engineering
D Taras Frankivskyy BROOKLYN Sr. Ternopil, Ukraine 3.96 Exercise science
D Austin Roney ST. LAWRENCE Jr. Fayetteville, N.Y. 3.83 Sociology / government
D Evan Selzter VASSAR Sr. Philadelphia, Pa. 3.68 Political science
M Joseph Eilert RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC Sr. Wayne, N.J. 3.59 Aeronautical engineering
M Mark Provost ST. LAWRENCE Jr. Toronto, Ontario 3.61 Biology / economics
M Paul Seddon HOUGHTON Sr. Wirral, England 3.63 Bible
F Dean Constant UNION (NY) Sr. Winchester, Mass. 3.67 Psychology
F Shane Dobles ROCHESTER Jr. Spencerport, N.Y. 3.73 Mechanical engineering
F Alex Swanger ROCHESTER Jr. Penfield, N.Y. 3.97 Financial economics

Full Release

The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

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