Six Named To MPSF Soccer All-Academic Team

January 18, 2011

Woodland, Calif.----With a cumulative grade-point average over 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, six San Jose State University men's soccer players were named to the 2010 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Team.

Sophomore Nick Murphy (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell HS), a physics major, was a 2010 ESPN Academic All-District VIII University Division first-team selection as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Last season, Murphy was one of three Spartans to start in all 19 matches and led the team with 1,725 minutes played.

Sophomore Omri Brinner (Jerusalem, Israel/Gonen HS) is a history major. Brinner, played in 13 matches  this season, was an effective defender, and produced 11 shots, three of which were on goal.

Senior Nick Cukar (Millbrae, Calif./Capuchino HS) earned Academic All-MPSF honors for the third time. The kinesiology major produced 25 goals and seven assists during his time at San Jose State.

Sophomore Dylan Murphy (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell HS), Nick Murphy's younger brother, is an economics major. Murphy saw action in 16 matches and recorded two assists and 19 shots, three of which were between the pipes.

Junior Dan Addiego (San Ramon, Calif./ California HS) is a business management major. The defender was voted Defensive Most Valuable Player by his teammates, starting in 37 of 38 matches in three years at San Jose State.

Rounding out the Spartans' honorees is sophomore Steven Sanchez (San Jose, Calif./Piedmont Hills HS), a justice studies major. Sanchez saw action in 13 matches and scored the game-winning goal verses Loyola Marymount on September 19, 2010.

Only the University of Denver with eight honorees had more 2010 All-Academic student-athletes than San Jose State. Thirty soccer players from the eight MPSF men's soccer schools earned All-Academic honors in 2010.

To be selected to the MPSF All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point or higher, play in at least 50 percent of the institution's games played and be enrolled at the institution for at least two semesters.