Ciesiulka Named Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American

Bryan Ciesiulka

Dec. 13, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka was one of five NCAA Division I men's soccer student-athletes selected as a Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American it was announced Friday.

Ciesiulka, who was one of 10 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award as voted on by coaches, media and fans, joined Itode Fubara (East Tennessee State), Nick Kristock (Oakland), Harrison Shipp (Notre Dame) and Joe Sofia (UCLA) on the first team.

The award is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I men's soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - classroom, community, character and competition.

Ciesiulka, who will graduate with a degree in mathematics this Sunday with a cumulative grade point average of 3.726, helped lead Marquette to its second BIG EAST Conference regular-season title and a BIG EAST tournament championship in 2013. He was named the league's co-midfielder of the year and earned a spot on the all-conference first team.

The Naperville, Ill. native was a 2012-13 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team selection and the recipient of the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men's soccer given to just one student-athlete from each sport.

The Golden Eagles' co-captain has passionately served his community since his arrival at Marquette. Perhaps most impressive: Ciesiulka spearheaded a campaign that raised $31,542.50 over a three-month period, which was used to fund a "MobilePack" event last year for the Feed My Starving Children organization. Furthermore, he led the effort to round up over 300 volunteers who spent an entire day packing the 110,000 meals for malnourished children in Haiti.

2013 Senior CLASS Award Winner
Nick Kristock (Oakland)

First Team All-Americans
Bryan Ciesiulka, Marquette
Itode Fubara, East Tennessee State
Nick Kristock, Oakland
Harrison Shipp, Notre Dame
Joe Sofia, UCLA

Second-Team All-Americans
Kevin Cope, Michigan State
A.J. Corrado, Indiana
Mackenzie Pridham, Cal Poly
Chris Ritter, Northwestern
Kyle Venter, New Mexico




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