SEARCY, Ark. (HU) – Harding University sophomore Josh Ireland was named to the ESPN Academic All-District VI Men's Soccer 2nd Team on Tuesday.
A native of Searcy, Ark., Ireland moved from midfield to forward for his second season with the Bisons. He has played in all 15 games for the Bisons with 13 starts. Ireland has one assist this season after scoring two goals and adding two assists as a freshman.
Ireland has not declared a major but has a 3.79 grade point average.
The ESPN Academic All-District teams are voted on by the district's sports information directors. District VI includes NCAA II, NCAA III, and NAIA schools in Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
Ireland is the fourth Harding men's soccer player to earn Academic All-District honors since the program began in 2000. The others were Marcus Wagner (2000), his older brother Jeff Ireland (2001), and Connor Galloway (2009).