January 11, 2013
Four Air Force men's soccer players have been named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation academic all-conference team for the 2012 season. Seniors Conor Henry and Kevin Durr as well as juniors Caleb Downey and Brian Klazura were all recognized for their academic excellence. This is the third consecutive selection for Henry, the second for Downey and the first for Durr and Klazura.
Henry, a forward from Bourne, Mass., has a 3.74 GPA in systems engineering management. He appeared in 20 games and started two this season. He scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Penn. Henry added three assists for seven points.
Durr, a midfielder from Garmisch, Germany, has a 3.11 GPA in management. He led the team in scoring with 15 points on team-highs of five goals and five assists and finished third in the MPSF in total shots with 59. Durr was named first-team all-conference and the Most Valuable Player of the MPSF tournament this season. He also earned all-Far West region honors.
Downey, a defender from Evergreen, Colo., has a 3.20 GPA in management. He was an all-MPSF honorable mention after scoring three goals, including two game-winners, both coming against nationally-ranked New Mexico. He started all 23 games and attempted 11 shots during the season.
Klazura, a forward from Rockford, Ill., has a 3.04 GPA in foreign area studies. He appeared in all 23 games and started 21 this season. He tied for third on the team with seven points on three goals and one assist. Two of his goals were game-winners.
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation recognizes student-athletes for their academic excellence in the classroom, as well as their individual accomplishments in intercollegiate athletics. Qualifying student-athletes must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better; must be at least a sophomore academically; must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution they are currently competing at; and must have participated in 50 percent or more to their institution's competition in their particular sport.