KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Carleton College men’s soccer player Ryan Cammarota (Sr./Neenah, Wis./Neenah) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Scholar All-America Second Team, honoring his performance both on the field and in the classroom.
Cammarota, who owns a 3.70 GPA as a chemistry major, is the fifth Knight to be named a scholar all-american by the NSCAA, following in the footsteps of David Watson (2005), Peter Grassman (2007), and Ross Hamilton and Bobby Phillips (2008). This was Cammarota’s second academic award of the season, as he was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Team in November.
Cammarota was eligible for the NSCAA national award after being tabbed to the Scholar All-North/Central Region first team. Joining him in earning that distinction were teammates Miles Silbert (Sr./St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Louis Park) and Tim Wills (Sr./Portland, Ore./Central Catholic).
On the field, Cammarota has been instrumental in the success of the Carleton College men’s soccer team over the past four seasons. He has helped lead the Knights to three MIAC playoff championship appearances and one NCAA Championships appearance. This season, Cammarota was tied for the MIAC lead in assists, and he was named to the NSCAA All-North Region First Team.
Silbert, an economics major, boasts a 3.31 GPA in the classroom. In addition to his academic success, he has played a big role for the Knights on the soccer field. During the 2011 campaign, he accounted for seven goals, including four game-winners. This impressive offensive display earned him All-MIAC First Team honors.
Wills had a record-breaking season for the Knights, moving into first place on the career goals scored list with a tally against Cornell College on October 2. He concluded his career as the program’s all-time leader in goals, assists and points. His performance on the field earned him a spot on both the All-MIAC First Team and the NSCAA All-North Region First Team. This type of success has also carried over to the classroom, as Wills has a 3.41 GPA as an economics major.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) selects its recipients of academic recognition based upon a record of excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Recently, the entire Carleton men’s soccer team was honored by the NSCAA, earning the Team Academic Award for the 14th straight year.