Politz Named ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Feb. 1, 2018
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMSoccer)
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest senior captain Kevin Politz was named the 2017 ACC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced on Thursday.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
"This is another well-deserved honor for Kevin," head coach Bobby Muuss said. "He has been a great model of a Wake Forest student-athlete over his four years both on the field and in the classroom. Academics are a huge part of what we do at Wake Forest and I'm proud of all five of these guys for setting the bar high in our program."
Wake Forest tied for the ACC lead with five honorees, a total matched by Duke and Notre Dame. The Demon Deacons also receive the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-straight season after Jacori Hayes won the award last year.
Politz, named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time, was a mathematical business major and was also recoginized by CoSIDA as the Academic All-America of the Year and a First Team Academic All-America selection. On the field, he was picked as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was a Third Team All-America honoree.
Dunwell earned the honor for the third-straight season. The junior communication major was a Third Team All-ACC selection after starting all 23 games in the defensive midfield, totaling four assists.
Cases Mundet, a sophomore goalkeeper, receives his first All-ACC Academic Team nod. He set a new program record with a 0.49 goals-against average and posted 12 solo shutouts - one off the program record, as Wake Forest allowed the fifth-fewest goals per game in the nation.
Fernandez, a freshman midfielder, totaled 17 points on six goals and five assists. He served as Wake Forest's sparkplug off the bench and finished fourth on the team in scoring and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
Servania tied Jack Harrison's freshman assists record with 11, also adding three goals for 17 points. He was also picked to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
The five honorees are the most in program history for Wake Forest. The Deacs previously had four student-athletes recognized in 2016, 2013 and 2011.
The Demon Deacons finished the 2017 season with a 19-2-2 overall record, an ACC Championship and a third-straight trip to the NCAA Quarterfinal.
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