The Mid-American Conference announced its picks for the Academic All-MAC Team on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 13 players were named to the team. The team was voted on by the seven Faculty Athletic Representatives of the competing institutions.
The team included players from six out of the seven schools in the MAC including three each from Akron, Bowling Green and Western Michigan, two from West Virginia and one each from Hartwick and Northern Illinois.
Senior forward Reinaldo Brenes, senior midfielder Robbie Derchang and sophomore defender Andrew Souders represented the Zips on the All-MAC Team. Brenes was one of Akron's three captains and scored eight goals with five game-winners. Derchang finished with four goals, one assist and snagged the game-winning goal and added a crucial assist in a game against Northern Illinois. Souders started all but one game and was a part of the back line that finished the season ranked 14th in the country, posting a Goals-Against-Average of 0.69.
Bowling Green's senior forward Ryan Comiskey, redshirt senior midifelder Brandon Silva and senior goalkeeper Michael Wiest represented the Falcons. Comiskey finished his career with 28 points off 12 goals and four assists and scored at least two goals in each of his four years. Three-time captain Silva started all 74 of the games he played in and had 17 points on six goals and five assists in his career in the Brown and Orange. Wiest became the first Falcon's keeper with at least six shutouts in three-straight seasons and he finished with 21 shutouts.
Junior defender Connor Furgason, senior midfielder Marco Lobo and senior forward Oliver Mayer paced Western Michigan's All-MAC squad. No recent statistics or bios were available for these players.
Junior keeper Mateo Munarriz was the sole representative from Hartwick, but he was a significant player who played every minute of every game in goal, snagged 52 saves in 18 matches, a GAA of 1.04 and four clean sheets.
Northern Illinois' junior defender Dusty Page was also the lone standout for the Huskies but no recent statistics or information were posted.
And finally, West Virginia's sophomore defender Hayden Bennet wrapped up the list, he also had no recent statistics or information available.