ST. LOUIS - Not only did Bradley win the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but the Braves also shared the most spots on the 2013 MVC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Team with four representatives, according to an announcement from the league office Monday.
Senior forwards Alon Badat (Thornhill, Ontario/Westmount Collegiate Institute) and Wojciech Wojcik (Elmwood Park, Ill./Elmwood Park H.S.) both were voted to the 12-member first team, while senior defender Jason Coon (Charleston, Ill./Charleston H.S.) and senior midfielder Scott Davis (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.) both are honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athletes.
Wojcik is the 2013 MVC Player of the Year and he shares the nation's lead with 14 assists this year, setting the school record for assists in a season. He also scored six goals this season to lead the Braves in total points (26), including three game-winning goals and three goals in two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Wojcik owns a 3.27 cumulative grade point average as a secondary education major.
Badat led the Braves with seven goals in his only season on the pitch at Bradley, earning second-team All-MVC recognition for his performance on the field after missing the 2012 season while recovering from ACL surgery. A second-year transfer from York University majoring in finance, Badat boasts a 3.62 cumulative GPA.
A two-time, honorable mention all-conference defender, Coon played in all 23 games in Bradley's back line in 2013. In the classroom, Coon owns a 3.20 cumulative GPA in Bradley's Accounting 3/2 combined bachelor's and master's degree program.
Davis, who was a first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete in 2012, played in 20 games this season after recovering from a summer knee injury. His first goal of the season got the Braves on the board first in Thursday's NCAA Tournament first-round win at Northwestern. Academically, he sports a 3.41 cumulative GPA as a finance major.
The quartet of seniors helped Bradley to a 14-7-2 final record, the MVC Tournament title and a third trip to the NCAA Tournament in four years. Coon, Davis and Wojcik were among the first-ever players to represent Bradley in three NCAA Tournaments.
The announcement of the 2013 MVC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Team follows Thursday's announcement of the 2012-13 NSCAA Team Academic Awards. Bradley was one of 269 men's college soccer teams in all divisions to post a minimum 3.0 team GPA last year.
2012-13 NSCAA Team Academic Award winners: http://www.nscaa.com/awards/2012-13-team-academic-awards-college?utm_medium=short_url#men