KANSAS CITY, Mo. – National awards continue to roll in for Bradley Soccer senior forward Wojciech Wojcik (Elmwood Park, Ill./Elmwood Park H.S.), both for his play on the field and his performance in the classroom.
Wojcik officially became the 12th Bradley University student-athlete to lead the nation in a statistical category when the 2013 season ended Sunday. On Monday, he was named to the 2013 NSCAA University Division Men’s Scholar All-North/Central Region first team and Wednesday he was announced as one of 11 players to the first-team NSCAA Scholar All-America squad.
Wojcik joins former Braves goalkeeper Chris Dunsheath (2005) as the only players in Bradley Soccer history to earn first-team NSCAA Scholar All-America honors and he is the ninth player to earn national scholar-athlete recognition from either the NSCAA or the College Sports Information Directors of America. Those nine players now have combined for 14 NSCAA Scholar All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.
The Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Wojcik boasts a 3.30 cumulative grade point average as a secondary education history major. Wojcik shared the national lead for assists with Evansville forward Faik Hajderovich, each totaling 14 helpers on the season. He is the first-ever Bradley Soccer player to lead the nation in a statistical category and the 12th overall Bradley student-athlete to earn an individual statistical national championship. Most recently, baseball player Mike Tauchman led the nation in batting average last spring.
Wojcik’s 14 assists set the Bradley single-season record and he finished the season as the team’s overall scoring leader with 26 points by coupling six goals with his 14 assists. The 6-foot-3 forward finished the year strong, contributing three goals and an assist in Bradley’s two NCAA Tournament games. He also dished out three assists in Bradley’s MVC Tournament quarterfinal win against Evansville.
Wojcik was joined on the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region squad by Bradley teammate Alon Badat (Thornhill, Ontario/Westmount C.I.), who earned second-team all-region honors. Badat owns a 3.58 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in economics. In his lone season on the field for the Braves, Badat led the team with seven goals and finished third overall with 15 points.
The pair of Bradley seniors helped the Braves to a 14-7-2 final record, the MVC Tournament championship and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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