Story Courtesty of the Kenyon Sports Information Department
Kenyon senior men's soccer players Henry Myers (Lebanon, OH/Archbishop Moeller) and Billy O'Neill (Kohler, WI/Kohler Senior) were both selected to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District squad, it was released on Thursday, November 9th.
The honor is Myers' first, while O'Neill makes his second straight appearance on the District VII team.
In order to be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete had to be of at least sophomore standing, had to possess legitimate athletic credentials and had to own a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better. Since both Kenyon honorees were named to the Academic All-District first team, they become eligible for Academic All-America voting, which will commence next week.
Myers, a mathematics and economics major, has been a force all over the field this season for the 15-2-3 Lords. The Lebanon, Ohio native leads the North Coast Athletic Conference in goals (13) and points (30) while also helping the Lords shut out 11 teams. On the defensive end, he has also helped Kenyon post a top-ten national mark in goals against average at 0.47.
For O'Neill, a biochemistry major, he has played in every match this season (20) while notching a pair of assists. The Kohler, Wisconsin native is one of Kenyon's key defensive players as well. During the team's current 12-match unbeaten streak, he has helped the back end allow just three goals.
Myers, O'Neill and the rest of the Lords will return to the pitch this coming Saturday in the NCAA Tournament. Kenyon will face off against Transylvania University in the first round at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Otterbein University.