Sproule and Strozewski Named Academic All-District

Sproule and Strozewski Named Academic All-District


St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 9, 2018 — Washington University in St. Louis senior forward Ryan Sproule and senior back Ben Strozewski were named to the 2018 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District Five Men's Soccer Team, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Sproule, a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, started 15 of 16 games played and led the team with 10 goals and five assists for 25 points. He was first in the conference in shots (86), and was also second in game-winning goals (4) and third in goals scored and points. 

Sproule netted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Brandeis on Oct. 26. He finished his career with 31 goals and 13 assists for 75 points. The 31 goals scored are tied for 10thmost in school history. 

A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Sproule has a 3.55 grade point average while majoring in computer science. 

Strozewski, a second-team all-UAA selection, started all 16 games on the back line and recorded three assists. He was part of the WashU defense that allowed 21 goals in 16 games with three shutouts. Strozewksi started 34 of 52 career games played, with three goals and seven assists for 13 points.

A two-time Google Cloud Academic All-District and three-time Academic all-UAA selection, Strozewski has a 3.80 grade point average while majoring in physics.

To be eligible for nomination to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve. 

Sproule and Strozewski are now eligible to be selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team, announced Dec. 4.

WashU finished the season with a 7-7-2 overall record and tied for third in the UAA with a 3-2-2 mark, the highest finish since 2012.