Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer player Daniel Cepero was named to the Academic All-District II Second Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this morning.
Cepero, a native of Baldwin, N.Y., has had an impressive sophomore campaign, playing in every minute of Penn’s 15 games so far this season. He currently posts a 1.31 goals against average (GAA) with five shutouts to his credit. He also was named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Week and to the Ivy League Honor Roll this year.
CoSIDA's District II covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. He must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.
The Quakers, who are 6-7-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the Ivy League, will travel to Princeton on Saturday, Nov. 6 and conclude the 2004 campaign on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in a senior day match-up against Harvard on Rhodes Field.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.