Ryan Sheffler Collects Academic All-America Accolades

Nov. 21, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selections on Monday, and for the second year in a row, MIT's senior midfielder Ryan Sheffler was named to the First Team. The Beaumont, Texas native is the only member of Tech's men's soccer team to ever receive First Team honors.

Earlier this month, Sheffler received New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First Team honors as well as NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team plaudits. He was also named NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week for his three goal performance against Springfield College on Oct. 21.

Sheffler recorded seven goals and four assists for 18 points this past season, leading the Engineers in all three categories. He finished the campaign tied for third in the NEWMAC in both goals and overall points. The physics major also entered the MIT record books in a number of categories - he finished his career tied for seventh all-time in career goals (20), tied for fourth in career assists (17) and eighth in career points (57).