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Boys' Varsity Soccer Receives National Academic Award

United Soccer Coaches annually celebrates the academic achievements of high school soccer teams whose student-athletes collectively demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies over the course of a full academic year. The 2021 St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School Varsity Boys’ Soccer Team has been recognized by the United Soccer Coaches with the High School Team Academic Award. The High School Team Academic Award is given to teams led by active United Soccer Coaches members with a composite grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale for all players on the roster during the 2020-21 academic year. The SAS team achieved a composite GPA of 3.43.

A total of 282 soccer teams (113 boys, 169 girls) from throughout the United States earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2020-21 academic year. There are more than 26,000 high schools in the U.S.

The 2021 SAS varsity boys’ team was coached by Geoffrey Smith (Head) and Taylor Lee (Assistant) with athletic trainer Amanda Skrzeczkoski and team manager Annabett Bridgers. Members of the squad included:

Ryan Ostrowski ’23 (Monteagle, TN)

Caleb Palmertree ’23 (Sewanee, TN)

Dimitri Sherril ’24 (Manchester, TN)

Luke Garner ’24 (Sewanee, TN)

Cyril Adipo ’22 (Nairobi, Kenya)

Austin Hood ’21 (Isle of Palms, SC)

Myers Gorrell ’21 (Sewanee, TN)

Thomas Portolano ’22 (Milan, Italy)

Sean Willis ’21 (Sewanee, TN)

Tyler Rodgers ’22 (Sewanee, TN)

Jack Shattuck ’24 (Monteagle, TN)

Grant Shattuck ’24 (Monteagle, TN)

Spears Askew ’23 (Sewanee, TN)

William Barron ’22 (Manchester, TN)

Porter Neubauer ’21 (Belvidere, TN)

Xavier Thompson ’21 (Kingston, Jamaica)

Mac Croom ’22 (Sewanee, TN)

Payton Zeitler ’21 (Sewanee, TN)

Cecil Rodgers ’24 (Sewanee, TN)

Elliott Benson ’24 (Sewanee, TN)

Raulston Barnett ’24 Sewanee, TN

Head Coach and SAS Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith congratulated the boys on their achievement, “Thank you for your successes on the field and in the classroom!”