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Men’s Soccer’s Dimitrios Topouzlis, Lorne Bickley, and Joe Bell Named to 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams  

Men’s Soccer’s Dimitrios Topouzlis, Lorne Bickley, and Joe Bell Named to 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams  

Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern Mary Kate Rumbaugh

NEWARK, Del. – Adding to their record breaking season, the Wilmington University men's soccer team earned three student-athletes to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Men's Soccer Teams, which are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior Dimitrios Topouzlis and junior Lorne Bickley were both selected as Second Team Academic All-Americans, while senior Joe Bell was awarded Third Team for their performances on the field and in the classroom throughout the season.

Topouzlis has earned the award for the second time throughout his career, as the midfielder was awarded CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team last season. This year, Topouzlis bumped up to Second Team Academic All-America with a cumulative grade point average of a 3.99, while majoring in finance. Topouzlis is only the second Wildcat to ever earn the award twice, as softball pitcher Katie Warrington was voted to the award three times in her career.

Bickley is awarded Second Team Academic All-America for the first time in his career as a junior. The forward maintained a cumulative GPA of a 3.50 in the sports management field, while having a record-breaking season on the field, scoring single season records of 26 goals and 55 points.

Bell earned Third Team Academic All-America for the first time as a defenseman. During the season, he maintained a 3.51 cumulative GPA, while studying sports management at WilmU, scoring eight goals to go with two assists as a centerback.

All three players helped the Wildcats to an overall 17-3-1 record this season, while maintaining their highest ranked position in the United Soccer's Coaches' National Poll at No. 8.

Topouzlis, Bickley, and Bell were just three out of 33 members who were selected to the 2019 Academic All-America Teams, while being selected as one of three midfielders and forwards on Second Team and one of four defenseman for Third Team.

Colorado School of Mines' Jason Zobott was named the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Men's Soccer Team Member of the Year, while sustaining a 3.92 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in petroleum engineering.

The addition of Bickley and Bell now make a total of seven student-athletes that have been named Academic All-American in the Wildcats' NCAA era. Overall, the award has been given to Wilmington University student-athletes 10 times split amongst those seven individuals.

Click here to see a list of Wilmington's Academic All-Americans.


2019 CoSIDA Men's Soccer Academic All-America Teams

First Team:
Pos.   Name                       School                                             GPA          Yr.     Major

GK        Brendan Brown                Colorado Mesa University                               3.71                Sr.         Kinesiology Fitness & Health Promotion

GK        Sebastian Kalk                   Queens University of Charlotte                     4.00                So.        International Studies

D           Jamos Hauk                        Lake Erie College                                                 4.00                So.        Psychology

D           Preston McIllece              Westminster College                                         4.00                Sr.         Computer Science

D           Tim Neusesser                  Clayton State University                                   4.00/4.00      Gr.        MBA

D           Jason Zobott (2)               Colorado School of Mines                               3.92                Sr.         Petroleum Engineering

M         Leki Prpa (1)                       University of Wisconsin-Parkside                 3.97                Gr.        Sport Management

M         James Randall                   Gannon University                                              4.00                Sr.         Finance

M         Alex VonHolle (2)            University of Colorado Colorado Springs  3.80                Sr.         Business Administration

F           Magnus Andersen           University of Missouri-St. Louis                     3.97                Sr.         International Business

F           Yannik Felber (2)              Franklin Pierce University                                3.98                Jr.         Management

F           Ben Overholt (1)              Colorado School of Mines                               3.86                Sr.         Electrical Engineering

Second Team:
Pos.     Name                                   School                                                                      GPA                Yr.        Major

D           Andres Da Silva                Wheeling University                                          3.96                Sr.         Athletic Training

D           Omar Oliveros-Alvarez  Lake Erie College                                                 3.79                Sr.         Business Administration

D           Noah Rosenberg              Colorado Mesa University                               3.93                Jr.         Political Science

D           Travis Swallow                  Seattle Pacific University                                 3.98                Jr.         Business Administration

M         Jonathon Carr                   Lake Erie College                                                 3.68                Sr.         Sport Management

M         Eneko Lasheras                Florida Southern College                                 4.00                Sr.         Business

M         Dimitrios Topouzlis (3) Wilmington University                                     3.99                Sr.         Finance

F           Lorne Bickley                    Wilmington University                                     3.50                Sr.         Sports Management

F           Riccardo Ricci                    Coker University                                                  4.00                Sr.         Computer Science

F           Jake Simpson                     Rogers State University                                    3.72                Sr.         Sport Management


Third Team:
Pos.     Name                                   School                                                                      GPA                Yr.        Major

GK        Daniele De Angelis (2)   Notre Dame College                                          3.82                Sr.         Accounting / Finance

D           Joe Bell                                Wilmington University                                     3.51                Sr.         Sports Management

D           Paris Bruhn                        Chestnut Hill College                                         3.85                Sr.         Business Administration & Management / Marketing

D           Pau Peiro                            Tusculum University                                          3.90                Sr.         Chemistry

D           Moritz Walther                 Fort Hays State University                               3.88                Jr.         Health & Human Performance

M         Jasminko Dizdarevic       Urbana University                                               3.78                Sr.         Business

M         Niklas Laudahn                 Franklin Pierce University                                3.97                Sr.         Business Management

M         Dan Mahony                      University of Illinois Springfield                     4.00                Jr.         Exercise Science

F           Cole Asfour                        Union University                                                  3.97                Sr.         Sports Management

F           Walmer Martinez            Cal State Monterey Bay                                    3.55                Sr.         Social & Behavioral Sciences

F           Ryan Schaefer                   Western Washington University                   3.81                Sr.         Management Information Systems


(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2018

(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team selection in 2018

(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team selection in 2018


CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Member of the Year: Jason Zobott, Colorado School of Mines