Sjoberg Named to NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team
Dec. 17, 2014
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MILWAUKEE - Marquette University men's soccer player Axel Sjoberg was named a 2014 NSCAA Men's University Division I Scholar All-America Third Team award winner Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
A student-athlete must have maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and start more than 50 percent of all games played to be named to a Scholar All-America Team, while making a significant contribution.
Sjoberg, a finance major, earned a 3.86 GPA this season in the College of Business Administration. He is also a participant in Marquette's Applied investment Management (AIM) Program, which gives a select number of students an opportunity to get hands-on investment experience.
The Stockholm, Sweden native not only captained the Golden Eagles from the center back position, he also started all 18 games this season and played in every minute this season.
The 6'7" defender was the anchor on a Marquette defense that posted nine clean sheets throughout the season, including eight consecutive shutouts. Sjoberg's consistent play allowed MU goalkeeper Charlie Lyon to preserve an 804:58 long shutout streak that spanned eight games. This mark ranks 10th in NCAA Division I history.
Sjoberg was named the Golden Eagles most valuable player at the team's award banquet, coming on the heels of being awarded to the All-BIG EAST First Team on Nov. 11. He was also named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week three times throughout the 2014 campaign.
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