Reinaldo Brenes, a senior striker for the University of Akron menís soccer team, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America team for the second consecutive season by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Brenes, who was named to the first team last season, was named to the third team for the 2013 season after scoring a team-high eight goals, including five game-winners.

Brenes scored the game-winning goal last Thursday to lead the Zips (17-4-1) to a 3-2 win over Indiana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Brenes, an All Mid-American Conference first-team honoree, carries a 3.74 GPA and is an international business major.

The Zipsí 2013 season came to an end Sunday with a 1-0 overtime loss to Marquette in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The UA menís soccer program has 20 Academic All-Americans since 1998, including 12 in the past four seasons. Itís had at least one player honored every year since 2009.


Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke was named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy awarded to the best player in NCAA Division III.

Burke is 26-0 as a starting quarterback, and led the Purple Raiders to an 11-0 record and a 22nd consecutive OAC title this season.

Burke was an All-American last season after leading the Purple Raiders to a 15-0 record and an 11th NCAA Division III title.

Burkeís 786 yards rushing this season is the most by a quarterback in school history.