Story courtesy of Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan Sports Information Departments
Kenyon sophomore defender Sam Hosmer-Quint (Columbia, MO/Hickman) and Ohio Wesleyan junior defender Joe Brush (Lawrenceburg, IN/East Central) were both selected to the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District squad, it was released on Thursday, November 8.
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. By being named to the Academic All-District first team, both Brush and Hosmer-Quint become eligible for Academic All-America voting, which will commence next week.
Hosmer-Quint, a History/Spanish major, is the first sophomore in Kenyon men's soccer lore to earn the accolade. He has been an instrumental part of the Lords' defense this fall, helping the team post 12 shutouts while limiting opponents to just 10 goals through 19 matches. The stout, 6-foot-2 defender has also helped Kenyon post the tenth-best team goals against average mark in the nation (0.507). Additionally, for his efforts in helping the Lords win the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, he made the all-tournament team. On the offensive end, he has provided another option for the squad, as well. Hosmer-Quint tallied his first career goal on September 18 against Centre College. He has also added a pair of assists including one versus Ohio Wesleyan University in the NCAC Tournament Championship game.
Brush, a Pre-Professional Zoology major, was a pillar in an Ohio Wesleyan defense that ranked third in the North Coast Athletic Conference in goals-allowed average (0.77) and tied for second in the league with 10 shutouts. He contributed one goal and one assist on the offensive end, and was a second-team All-NCAC pick for the second consecutive season. Ohio Wesleyan finished the season with a 13-4-2 record. The Battling Bishops went 6-1-2 in NCAC competition, finishing second in the league standings, and advanced to the championship game of the NCAC tournament.