BUCKHANNON – Two members of the West Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team were named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team that was recently announced.
Senior defender Jens Demul and junior defender Evan Miles both earned the academic honor. The two will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced on Nov. 21.
In order to be eligible to be named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically, own a cumulative grade point average above 3.30 and have significant athletic credentials. The team is nominated for and voted on by the sports information directors in each district.
West Virginia Wesleyan is in District Two, which includes all schools from the Mountain East Conference, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Demul carries a 3.82 GPA as a Business Administration major.
He has started 17 of 18 games played this year and leads Wesleyan in goals scored with six and is tied for the team lead in points with 12.
There have been few players in the MEC better than Demul in the second half of the season as the Antwerp, Belguim native has scored in four of his last six games.
Miles, an Exercise Science major, has an impressive 3.97 GPA.
The native of Hurricane, W. Va. is one of the unsung heroes of the defensive backfield that has posted four shutouts on the year.
He also had one goal from his defensive position.
He has started in 12 of the 18 games Wesleyan has played.
Demul and Miles, along with the rest of the Bobcat men's team have put together an 11-7 record.
They will host Charleston Thursday night in the first-round of the Mountain East Conference Tournament.
For a complete listing of the All-District 2 players, please click here.