Nighthawks' Goalkeepers Lead Men's Soccer All-Academic
Sawyer Price (left) and Alex Nadermann are two of the four 4.00 selections to the Men's Soccer All-Academic Team.
Sawyer Price (left) and Alex Nadermann are two of the four 4.00 selections to the Men's Soccer All-Academic Team.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – Eighty-five GNAC student-athletes who have excelled on the pitch and in the classroom were selected to the 2021 GNAC Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College. Four players have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA, and two of them – Sawyer Price and Alex Nadermann – are goalkeepers for Northwest Nazarene.

Price, a recreation and sport management major from Olympia, Washington, earned his second selection to the All-Academic Team while playing all 1,005 minutes in goal for the Nighthawks this season, making 39 saves with three shutouts in 11 matches. Nadermann is a physics major from Redmond, Oregon who earned his third All-Academic Team selection. On the field, Nadermann started 13 games for NNU in 2019, allowing 1.51 goals per game while making 39 saves.

Northwest Nazarene led the way as a program with 20 selections. Close behind was Western Washington with 17 selections and Seattle Pacific with 16 selections.

The other two student-athletes with a 4.0 are Saint Martin’s defender Seth Kobata, an exercise and sport science major, and Seattle Pacific midfielder Tyler Speer, a biochemistry major. Both are first-time All-Academic honorees.

Price and Nadermann also headline 37 repeat selections to the roster, a mark that includes 14 three-time honorees and five four-time honorees: Montana State Billings’s Luca Battistotti and Seattle Pacific’s Jose Benavides, Alex Mejia, Nik Reierson and Travis Swallow. All five of those players have started at least eight matches for their teams, and Mejia is currently the GNAC’s leading scorer with 11 goals.

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. 

Thanks to eligibility waivers provided by the NCAA due to the cancellation of the 2020 season, players who continue to hold freshman eligibility but are in their second season of competition at the nominating institution were eligible for selection to the GNAC All-Academic Team.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+# Luca Battistotti Business Administration: Management Sr. 3.80 San Rocco al Porto, Italy
Jacob Holtz History – Teaching Option Fr. 3.37 Bismarck, N.D.
Jayse Judkins Business Adminstration: Management Fr. 3.46 Tacoma, Wash.
Brad Lowes Business Adminstration: Management Sr. 3.75 Hexham, England
*+ Bryan Maxwell Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option Jr. 3.60 Spokane, Wash.
* Pascal Pisarek Business Administration: Management Jr. 3.45 Herne, Germany
Marvin Putu Business Administration: Marketing So. 3.20 Nanterre, France
Edgar Ramirez Psychology Jr. 3.53 Yakima, Wash.
*+ Austin Shafer Health & Human Performance - Teaching Option Jr. 3.44 Jamestown, N.D.
*+ Brady Tesch Health & Human Performance - Teaching Option Sr. 3.66 Auburn, Wash.
Tybalt Thornberry Special Education So. 3.30 Camas, Wash.
Kolten Unrein Chemistry Fr. 3.98 Billings, Mont.
Ty Vohland Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Fr. 3.93 Sherwood, Ore.
Halil Yilmaz Business Adminstration: Management Jr. 3.66 Wiesbaden, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Dominic Abdel-Ahad Marketing Jr. 3.54 Dusseldorf, Germany
* Braeden Anderson Criminal Justice Jr. 3.46 Redondo Beach, Calif.
*+ Daniel Brendel Management Sr. 3.36 Rodgau, Germany
*+ Landon Butler Biology: Pre-Medicine Sr. 3.49 Spokane, Wash.
Brandon Day Pre-Physical Therapy Fr. 3.20 Maple Valley, Wash.
Gavin Eisenbarth Global Business Fr. 3.73 Woodinville, Wash.
* Max Hartley Global Business So. 3.70 Stockholm, Sweden
Jose Jimenez-Toledo Engineering Fr. 3.76 Palm Springs, Calif.
Lukas Juodkunaitis Global Business Fr. 3.48 Vilnius, Lithuania
Nils Knosala Global Business Fr. 3.63 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Jimmy Koufidakis Marketing Fr. 3.52 Mesa, Ariz.
Peyton Motter Wildlife Biology & Ecology Fr. 3.81 Port Orchard, Wash.
*+ Alex Nadermann Physics Jr. 4.00 Redmond, Ore.
* Cameron Natvig Marketing So. 3.37 Mission Viejo, Calif.
Leon Niessen Management So. 3.54 Aachen, Germany
* Brandon Parsio Recreation & Sport Management Jr. 3.22 Lake Forest, Calif.
* Sawyer Price Recreation & Sport Management So. 4.00 Olympia, Wash.
Caden Seyler Undeclared Fr. 3.71 Bellingham, Wash.
Noah Taigen Pre-Physical Therapy Fr. 3.44 Spokane, Wash.
Lorenzo Valentini Master's of Business Administration Jr. 4.00 Saarbrucken, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Hunter Askland Business Administration So. 3.38 Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Jason Fairhurst Civil Engineering Sr. 3.20 Snohomish, Wash.
Hayden Gaunder Business Administration Fr. 3.84 Richmond, B.C.
Arjun Gill Business Administration Fr. 3.54 Lynnwood, Wash.
Christian Gordon Mechanical Engineering Jr. 3.91 Yakima, Wash.
Seth Kobata Exercise & Sport Science Fr. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
Brian Licona Education Jr. 3.49 Sunnyside, Wash.
Caden Martin Accounting Fr. 3.50 Valleyford, Wash.
* Cole Mattson Business Administration So. 3.79 Yakima, Wash.
Nathan McLellan Civil Engineering Fr. 3.31 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
Jay Mendoza Business Administration Jr. 3.37 Prosser, Wash.
Stephen Murray Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.28 Bonney Lake, Wash.
* Bryce Porter Business Administration So. 3.49 Graham, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Donovahn Allen Mechanical Engineering So. 3.76 Milton, Wash.
Evan Aune History So. 3.70 Arlington, Wash.
*+# Jose Benavides Psychology Sr. 3.37 Mexico City, Mexico
* Aidan Chaparro Business Administration Sr. 3.43 Spokane, Wash.
Tyler Collings Accounting So. 3.54 Seattle, Wash.
Cade Cooke Mathematics Sr. 3.21 Mukilteo, Wash.
*+ Jake Ferry Exercise Science Sr. 3.56 Redmond, Wash.
*+ Jordan Greenshield Nursing Sr. 3.81 Friendswood, Texas
* Lars Helleren Business Administration Sr. 3.34 Edmonds, Wash.
Judah Johnston Global Development So. 3.50 Arvada, Colo.
*+# Alex Mejia Business Administration Sr. 3.65 Seattle, Wash.
*+# Nik Reierson Exercise Science Sr. 3.76 Duvall, Wash.
Matthew Samson Business Administration So. 3.27 Seattle, Wash.
* Tyler Speer Biochemistry Jr. 4.00 Grand Junction, Colo.
*+# Travis Swallow Business Administration Sr. 3.94 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Joey Van Horn Business Administration So. 3.44 North Pole, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Aidan Bain Business Administration Sr. 3.62 Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Jordan Baker Health Sciences Fr. 3.68 Hamilton, Ont.
*+ Bjorn Borren Business Administration Jr. 3.57 Penticton, B.C.
Chris Guerreiro Communication Jr. 3.20 Coquitlam, B.C.
Brody Thomas Education Fr. 3.29 Maple Ridge, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Eric Bunnell Kinesiology Fr. 3.32 Renton, Wash.
*+ Gus Diehl Finance/Accounting Jr. 3.94 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Teagan Eldridge Physical Education/Health Jr. 3.67 Enumclaw, Wash.
* Danny Fazio English Literature Jr. 3.85 Bellingham, Wash.
Tyler Hughes Business Management Jr. 3.23 Bellingham, Wash.
Mitchell Hutter Kinesiology Fr. 3.73 Buckley, Wash.
* Brandon Locke Manufacturing Engineering So. 3.58 Federal Way, Wash.
* Camron Miller Business Administration Sr. 3.75 Snohomish, Wash.
Elliott Rains Kinesiology Fr. 3.52 Olympia, Wash.
Patrick Restum Marketing Jr. 3.54 Okemos, Mich.
Jacen Stein Kinesiology So. 3.25 Redmond, Wash.
* Theo Steinmetz Political Science So. 3.48 Shoreline, Wash.
Jacob Sundberg Environmental Science Fr. 3.39 Rocklin, Calif.
* Alessandro Tomasi International Business/Spanish So. 3.93 Bellingham, Wash.
* Alex Whiting Communications Sr. 3.48 University Place, Wash.
*+ Brandon Wolter Energy Policy & Management Jr. 3.73 Vancouver, Wash.
Alec Zimmerman Kinesiology So. 3.52 Olympia, Wash.
* - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection  
+ - 2019 All-Academic Selection        
# - 2018 All-Academic Selection