Lyon Named First Team Academic All-American
Nov. 26, 2013
Marquette Project 300: Lyon's Biomedical Science Interest
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University goalkeeper Charlie Lyon has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Tuesday.
Lyon becomes just the 10th Marquette student-athlete to earn first-team honors, joining Scott Ziemba (1995, 1996) as the only other men's soccer player from the school to receive the recognition. A redshirt junior from St. Charles, Ill., Lyon carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.856, majoring in biomedical sciences.
"The goal for our program has always been for our players to excel in three areas: school, soccer and socially," said Marquette head coach Louis Bennett. "Charlie refuses to make compromises in any of those three areas; he's prepared to make the tough choices and makes sacrifices every day. He's a great leader because he does all the right things off the field and in the classroom. I can't think of anyone more deserving of this recognition than Charlie Lyon."
Marquette's co-captain led the team to its second BIG EAST Conference regular-season championship and first-ever BIG EAST tournament title in 2013 en route to being selected as the league's co-goalkeeper of the year. A two-time Academic All-District selection and three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team member, Lyon has posted 10 shutouts in each of the last two seasons, both times matching the single-season school record. He is also Marquette's all-time career leader in goals against average (0.82) and save percentage (.823).
MU has won 29 matches since Lyon took over as the starting goalkeeper at the beginning of the 2012 campaign, including a 1-0 clean sheet against former national champion Akron in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship at Valley Fields this past Sunday.
The nationally ranked Golden Eagles (13-5-2), who are the No. 9 overall seed in this year's NCAA tournament, will travel to Virginia for a third-round match-up against the eighth-seeded Cavaliers (11-5-5) this Sunday, Dec. 1.
2013 Capital One Academic All-America First Team