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Lemay, Brower Voted to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Paul Lemay (left) and Josh Brower (right)
Paul Lemay (left) and Josh Brower (right)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant men's soccer seniors Paul Lemay and Josh Brower were both voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, announced the organization on Thursday.

The Academic All-District teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. In order to be nominated for this award, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. The ballot is then voted on by various Sports Information personnel within the district.

Both Lemay and Brower will have their names entered into the Academic All-America voting process, which begins next week and will be announced in early December. It is the first time since 2014 that the Covenant men's soccer program has had a player garner an Academic All-District honor.

Lemay, a senior from Apopka, Fla., earned USA South Goalkeeper of the Year and an All-USA South first team selection this season. The senior leads the USA South in goals against average (0.58), goals against (9), save percentage (.859), and shutouts (8). Lemay currently ranks 11th in the nation in save percentage and 15th in goals against average. In USA South-only contests during the regular season, Lemay posted a perfect 11-0 record, allowing just four goals while stopping 36 shots.

Majoring in interdisciplinary studies, Lemay has accumulated a 3.89 GPA while being a three-time member of the USA South All-Academic team.

Brower, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., has excelled on the field during his final year as a Scot. The senior earned All-USA South first team honors as he has totaled a career-high 11 goals and 12 assists to lead the Scots with 34 points. Brower had an assist and the eventual game-winning goal against LaGrange in a USA South Tournament first round match last Saturday. Brower leads the USA South in assists, is second in points and fifth in goals. Nationally, Brower ranks ninth in Division III in assists.

A biblical and theological studies major, Brower has produced a 3.40 GPA and is a two-time USA South All-Academic team member.

Covenant (17-2-1) hosts No. 2 East seed Greensboro in a USA South Tournament semifinal on Friday at 7 p.m. at Scotland Yard.

ABOUT COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA PROGRAM

CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. The Academic All-America® program is comprised of divisional teams for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. Added for the 2018-19 academic year was a separate at-large program for two-year schools and Canadian institutions.

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