Five Harding Men's Soccer players earn academic all-district
November 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM CST - Updated June 15 at 12:50 PM
From Harding University
Five members of the Harding men's soccer squad made up half of the NCAA Division II Capital One Academic All-District VII team, released Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible for the Academic All-District honor, student-athlete had to have reached sophomore status and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
Ireland, a midfielder from Searcy, Ark., became the first Harding men's soccer player to earn two Academic All-District honors. He was 2nd Team Academic All-District in 2010.
Ireland played in all 18 of Harding's games with nine starts at midfielder and had two assists. He is a health care management major with a 3.34 grade point average.
Savage, a midfielder from Coppell, Texas, started all 18 games and was second on the team with four goals and tied for the team lead with three assists. He is a biology major with a 3.58 GPA.
Haberstock is a defender from Waynesville, Mo. He played in 15 games with 14 starts. Haberstock is a social work major with a 3.91 GPA.
Royer, a defender from George Town, Cayman Islands, earned All-MIAA honors Thursday and added the Academic All-District honor Friday. Royer started all 18 games and had one goal. He is an interior design major with a 3.63 GPA.
Park is a forward from Danville, Ill. He played in 15 games with 13 starts and scored three goals with one assist. He is an accounting and finance double major with a 3.82 GPA.
Since 2000, Harding had had only four Academic All-District honorees before receiving five awards this season.
District VII is comprised of student-athletes on teams in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.