Two Falcons Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
Nov. 3, 2007
Two Air Force players have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 men's soccer team. Seniors Jason Belvill and Chris Mathews will now go on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. This is the second all-district selection for Belvill and the first for Mathews.
Belvill, a defender from Seattle, Wash., has started all 14 games this season for the Falcons. He is leading a defense that has allowed just 1.6 goals per game in 2007. He has two assists in his career, both of them coming as a sophomore against Florida Atlantic and Missouri State. Belvill has been a member of the dean's list every semester and is ranked in the top 12 percent of the senior class. He currently has a 3.52 GPA in engineering mechanics.
Mathews, a midfielder from Euless, Texas, has also started all 14 games this season and currently leads the team with three assists, which is tied for seventh in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. He has three goals and four assists in his career. Academically, he has been on the dean's list every semester but one at the Academy and is in the top 30 percent of the senior class. Mathews carries a 3.24 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in operations research.
The district team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Alberta and Saskatchewan. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within the district.
Air Force is currently 4-9-1 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The Falcons are on the road at Sacramento State on Sunday, Nov. 4.