Nine HCAC Student-Athletes Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

Nine HCAC Student-Athletes Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separatelt recognizes men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball and football in four divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Jacob Pokorski, Anderson, Men's Soccer

Senior forward Jacob Pokorski has received All-District 7 honors for the third straight year. An Education major, Pokorski carries a 3.77 grade-point average. A first-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection for his performance on the field, He has led or co-led the Ravens team in goals and assists in each of the last three seasons. This past season he was fifth in the HCAC in goals (eight), second in assists (seven) and fourth in points (23).

Erin Weisgarber, Bluffton, Volleyball

Senior setter Erin Weisgarber collected her fourth straight Heartland Conference post-season honor this season. She was the HCAC Freshman of the Year in 2015 and followed that up with three straight First Team All-HCAC awards. Weisgarber finished third in the Heartland with 9.36 assists per set which placed her 7th all-time for a single season at Bluffton. She helped herself with 191 kills (1.93 KPS) which was third on the team and her .286 hitting percentage was 3rd in the conference. The talented floor general was also named to the HCAC All-Tournament Team at Transylvania this season.

Weisgarber took over the top spot on Bluffton's career assist list, finishing her storied career with 4,319 assists while her 9.79 assists per set is nearly one assist per set more than number two on the list. Her .286 attacking percentage this year is 7th on the single season list and her .256 career attacking percentage placed Weisgarber 3rd all-time at Bluffton.

Matt Anderson, Franklin, Football

The Grizzlies junior Matt Anderson started right guard for all 10 games in 2018, Anderson played a vital role in helping the Grizzlies rank first in the nation in yards per game with 558.3. The Indianapolis, Ind.-native helped the Grizzlies average 43.7 points per game, 333.2 passing yards and 225.1 rushing yards per game, all top marks in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. 

A math education major with a 3.83 grade point average, Anderson has been a two-year starter for the Grizzlies since transferring from Tiffin University prior to the 2017 season. Last week, Anderson earned First Team All-HCAC honors, his first career all-conference award. 

Maddie Fleet, Franklin, Women's Soccer

Senior forward Maddie Fleet becomes the first player in Franklin women's soccer history to be named Academic All-District three times and has the chance to become the school's first three-time Academic All-America® selection. An accounting major with a 3.91 grade point average, Fleet was named First Team Academic All-America® a year ago and Second Team Academic All-America® in 2016.

Already a four-time HCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Fleet was sensational for the Grizzlies in 2018. The Indianapolis, Ind.-native scored 22 goals and added four assists for 48 points, netting five of the team's eight game-winning goals. The senior forward finished her career as the program's all-time leader in goals (96), assists (34), points (226) and game-winning tallies (22).

AJ Glines, Mount St. Joseph, Football

Fifth year senior AJ Glines was a standout on the field for the Lions garnering first team All-HCAC honors in the wide receiver slot. During the 2018 campaign, he set the MSJ single season record for receptions with 76. Glines also set the single game records for both receptions (14) and yards (268) in the Lions 54-35 victory over Rose-Hulman in week three. For the season, A.J. pulled in 76 receptions for 1074 yards and 14 touchdowns, which was good for ninth most in Division III. 

Glines has been a leader on the field and in the classroom for the Lions during his tenure in Delhi. He carries a 3.76 GPA while being a student in The Mount's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. 

Mitchell Kelley, Rose-Hulman, Football

Junior defensive back Mitchell Kelley recorded 49 tackles, 2 interceptions and 4 pass breakups in his first year as a consistent member of the secondary playing rotation.  He was named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week after a game clinching 45-yard interception return for a touchdown in the team's 23-14 win over Bluffton.  Kelley had a career-high eight tackles in an October win over Anderson.  

In the classroom, Kelley carries a 3.87 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major.  He has been a Dean's List honoree in every academic quarter.

Charles Lynch, Rose-Hulman, Men's Soccer

Senior midfielder Charles Lynch appeared in 74 games at Rose-Hulman with 32 starts, scoring four goals with six assists and 14 points.  The electrical engineering major also carries a 3.94 grade point average in the classroom, and scored one goal with two assists as a defensive midfielder this season.

Lynch helped the Fightin' Engineers qualify for three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship games in his career, highlighted by an appearance in the 2015 NCAA Division III Tournament.

Bailey MacInnis, Rose-Hulman, Volleyball

On the court, senior hitter Bailey MacInnis earned her third career first-team all-conference award this season.  She led the team and ranked third in the HCAC with 334 kills this season.  MacInnis also completed her career ranked No. 4 in Rose-Hulman history with 1,200 career kills.  She completes her career with 184 blocks and 462 digs, and surpassed the 20-kill mark in a match twice this season.

In the classroom, the biomedical engineering major carries a 3.96 grade point average.  She has been named a Heminway Scholar and a Paul N. Bogart Scholar.  Off the court, she serves as a supervisor for the campus "Ask Rose" Homework Hotline, is a Make-It-Happen team member, competed for the Rose-Hulman HCAC Special Olympics Unified Bowling Team, and is a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma honorary fraternity.

MacInnis, a first-team Google Cloud Academic All-American in 2017, looks to become the first two-time Academic All-American in volleyball program history when the national results are released next month.

Garrett Wight, Rose-Hulman, Football

Junior running back Garrett Wight was named second-team all-HCAC after leading Rose-Hulman with 738 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.  He earned second-team Google Cloud Academic All-American honors in 2017 after earning the HCAC rushing championship with 1,036 yards.

Wight has rushed for 1,788 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career, while also recording 56 receptions for 623 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver.  In the classroom, Wight has a 3.94 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major and is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.