NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's soccer players Andrew Sauers, Dermot Hughes, Rashaan Robe and Michael Lyons were named to the CACC All-Academic Team released Monday by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
It is the third time that Sauers (3.54, architecture) and Hughes (3.51, business) received the award. Robe (3.78, finance) is a two-time honoree while Lyons (3.87, pre-medical studies) garnered his first All-Academic accolade.
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Sauers recorded one goal and two assists for four points from his defensive position. The senior started 18 contests and led a Jefferson defense that ranked fifth in the CACC with a 1.72 goals against average and four shutouts. Sauers was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA).
Hughes played in 18 games as a midfielder with eight starts and notched one assist at Wilmington (Del.) in the CACC semifinals. The senior was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA. Hughes was featured in the CACC Fall Series "Where I Grew Up."
Robe was second on the squad with eight points on three goals and two assists. The junior midfielder posted a season-best three-point effort versus Molloy. Robe scored the game-winning goal with just under eight minutes remaining against Chestnut Hill. He was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA. Robe was named to the CACC Honor Roll twice during the 2018 season.
Lyons saw action in four games as a sophomore after seeing the field three times during his freshman campaign.