Potteiger Named To Verizon Academic All-District Team
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 10, 2002 -- Penn State men's soccer player Derek Potteiger (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) has been named to the 2001-2002 Verizon Academic All-District men's soccer team, it was announced recently. This is the second time the standout senior midfielder has received the award.
Potteiger, who started every game of his collegiate career, has a 3.46 GPA in Management Science and Information Systems. A 2001 All-America selection, he helped lead his team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament where the Lions fell to St. John's in triple overtime. Potteiger finished his Penn State career tied for ninth on the Nittany Lion all-time assist list (19) and this past season ranked second on the team in assists with seven. The tri-captain was also named first team All-Big Ten for the third-straight season.
The Verizon Academic teams are voted on by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Recipients of the award must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale. Nominated athletes must have reached sophomore status, completed at least one full academic year at the listed institution and competed in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
First Team- University Division-District II -Men's Soccer
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