Trio Of 4.0 Performers Lead Men's Soccer All-Academic Team
Speer (left), Price (center) and Jarrett have all compiled 4.0 GPAs while competing in starting roles for their respective teams.
Speer (left), Price (center) and Jarrett have all compiled 4.0 GPAs while competing in starting roles for their respective teams.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – A trio of 4.0 performers in the classroom leads the 55 selections to the 2022 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

The three are led by Seattle Pacific senior midfielder Tyler Speer, who has a 4.0 GPA as a biochemistry major. Speer has started in nine of the Falcons’ 11 matches this season with a goal and two assists to his credit.

Northwest Nazarene junior goalkeeper Sawyer Price has a 4.00 GPA as a sports management major. He has played in all but 20 minutes in goal for the Nighthawks this season, compiling a 6-2-1 record and a 1.25 goals against average.

Montana State Billings sophomore defender Jack Jarrett holds a 4.0 GPA as a chemistry major. Jack has started all eight matches for the Yellowjackets this season.

The three leads a list that saw 10 honorees compile a 3.9 GPA or higher and 17 student-athletes with a 3.8 GPA or higher.

The GNAC All-Academic Team includes 42 repeat honorees, accounting for 76.4 percent of the team’s total selections. Fourteen honorees are being recognized for the third time and four earned their fourth selections. The four-time selections are Montana State Billings senior Bryan Maxwell, Northwest Nazarene senior Daniel Brendel and Western Washington seniors Gus Diehl and Teagan Eldridge.

Northwest Nazarene led the conference with 16 total selections, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the Nighthawks’ total roster. Saint Martin’s finished with 14 selections and Western Washington finished with 11.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, presented by Barnes & Noble College, nominees must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, have a minimum cumulative GPA or 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second year at the nominating institution.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jeremie Briquet Business Administration: Finance Jr. 3.76 Cannes, France
Valdemar Fogt Business Administration: Marketing So. 3.71 Silkeborg, Denmark
Jack Jarrett Chemistry So. 4.00 Heber City, Utah
*+# Bryan Maxwell Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Sr. 3.60 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Pascal Pisarek Public Relations Sr. 3.56 Herne, Germany
* Edgar Ramirez Psychology Sr. 3.52 Yakima, Wash.
* Kolten Unrein Chemistry So. 3.96 Billings, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Braeden Anderson Criminal Justice Sr. 3.46 Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ethan Atterberry Political Science Sr. 3.46 Folsom, Calif.
*+# Daniel Brendel Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.52 Rodgau, Germany
Andrew Clayton Kinesiology Sr. 3.50 Santa Monica, Calif.
* Lukas Juodkunaitis Global Business So. 3.51 Vilnius, Lithuania
* Nils Knosala Global Business So. 3.68 Kaiserslautern, Germany
* Jimmy Koufidakis Marketing So. 3.59 Mesa, Ariz.
Aidan McGinty Marketing Jr. 3.26 Washougal, Wash.
* Peyton Motter Wildlife Biology & Ecology So. 3.82 Port Orchard, Wash.
*+ Cameron Natvig Marketing Jr. 3.38 Mission Viejo, Calif.
* Leon Niessen Master of Business Administration So. 3.64 Aachen, Germany
*+ Brandon Parsio Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.33 Lake Forest, Calif.
*+ Sawyer Price Sports Management Jr. 4.00 Olympia, Wash.
* Caden Seyler Graphic Design So. 3.58 Bellingham, Wash.
Sullivan Smith Business Administration So. 3.88 Fall City, Wash.
* Lorenzo Valentini Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.92 Saarbrücken, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Angel Alvarado-Fajardo Exercise Science So. 3.83 Yakima, Wash.
*+ Hunter Askland Business Administration Jr. 3.49 Brooklyn Park, Minn.
* Hayden Gaunder Business Administration So. 3.83 Richmond, B.C.
* Arjun Gill Business Administration So. 3.69 Lynnwood, Wash.
* Christian Gordon Mechanical Engineering Sr. 3.81 Yakima, Wash.
Ethan Jud Criminology & Criminal Justice So. 3.93 Camas, Wash.
* Seth Kobata Exercise Science So. 3.93 Renton, Wash.
* Brian Licona Secondary Education Sr. 3.51 Sunnyside, Wash.
* Caden Martin Accounting So. 3.55 Valleyford, Wash.
Zack Martin Civil Engineering So. 3.96 Olympia, Wash.
* Jay Mendoza Business Administration Sr. 3.40 Prosser, Wash.
Nick Mueller Biology So. 3.27 Yakima, Wash.
*+ Bryce Porter Business Administration Jr. 3.57 Graham, Wash.
Sean Selanikio Business Administration So. 3.75 Seatac, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Donovahn Allen Mechanical Engineering Jr. 3.68 Milton, Wash.
* Evan Aune History Jr. 3.69 Arlington, Wash.
*+ Aidan Chaparro Business Administration Sr. 3.50 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Lars Helleren Business Administration Sr. 3.55 Edmonds, Wash.
* Judah Johnston Economics Jr. 3.34 Arvada, Colo.
* Matthew Samson Business Administration Jr. 3.28 Seattle, Wash.
*+ Tyler Speer Biochemistry Sr. 4.00 Grand Junction, Colo.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+# Gus Diehl Finance & Accounting Sr. 3.94 Bellingham, Wash.
*+# Teagan Eldridge Physical Education/Health Sr. 3.72 Enumclaw, Wash.
*+ Danny Fazio English & Linguistics Sr. 3.86 Bellingham, Wash.
* Mitchell Hutter Kinesiology – Pre Health Care Jr. 3.84 Buckley, Wash.
*+ Brandon Locke Manufacturing Engineering Jr. 3.53 Federal Way, Wash.
* Elliott Rains Kinesiology & Exercise Science Sr. 3.65 Olympia, Wash.
* Patrick Restum Marketing Sr. 3.41 Okemos, Mich.
Dakota Stamnes Physical Education/Health Sr. 3.21 Mount Vernon, Wash.
*+ Theo Steinmetz Political Science/Economics Jr. 3.60 Shoreline, Wash.
* Jacob Sundberg Environmental Science So. 3.34 Rocklin, Calif.
*+ Alessandro Tomasi International Business & Spanish Sr. 3.94 Bellingham, Wash.
* - 2021 All-Academic Selection  
+ - 2020-19 All-Academic Selection        
# - 2019 All-Academic Selection