WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – The Washington Men’s Soccer Team capped off an amazing regular season by having three members receive awards for Pac-12 All-Academic Honors.
The Huskies proved they could excel on the field, winning the Pac-12 title, but also proved they could get it done in the classroom. Junior midfielder Charlie Ranahan and redshirt-freshman defender Justin Schmidt both earned Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honors, while junior defender Andy Thoma received honorable mention honors.
Ranahan played in nine games at midfield for the Huskies this season. He has a GPA of 3.47 in the School of Business Administration. This is Ranahan’s second straight year being named the All-Academic Second-Team.
As a redshirt freshman, Schmidt was a major contributor this season, starting 18 games for the Dawgs. He recorded two goals while also posting seven assists. He has also been a presence for the Pac-12’s top defense at his position in central defense. Schmidt has an overall GPA of 3.44 and is in the Arts and Science Pre-Major.
Thoma has been one of the Huskies top players, playing left back. His one goal and one assist do not properly show his presence attacking down the left side, while also being an excellent two-way player.
Washington won the Pac-12 title and earned the second seed in the NCAA Tournament. After receiving a first-round bye, the Dawgs will face the winner of Seattle U. and Creighton on Sunday at 5 p.m., at the Husky Soccer Stadium.