GW Men's Soccer's Tyler Ranalli Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team

Tyler Ranalli is the third GW men's soccer player to earn Academic All-District First Team honors.

Oct. 31, 2013

Capital One Academic All-District Men's Soccer Teams

WASHINGTON - George Washington men's soccer senior forward Tyler Ranalli was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Ranalli now advances to the national ballot, where he will compete for Academic All-America recognition.

Ranalli ranks fourth in the Atlantic 10 in goals (6) and fifth in points (15), both of which are career highs. He scored three goals and seven points against VMI on Sept. 14, one of two hat tricks in the league this season and a single-game high for points. In addition, it was the most points scored by a Colonial in a game since 2002.

An Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team selection by College Sports Madness, Ranalli has totaled 10 goals and 25 points in his career.

Ranalli excels in the classroom as well, maintaining a 3.69 grade-point average as a finance major. The native of Columbus, Ohio, has been recognized on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in five of his six collegiate semesters. A two-time team co-captain, Ranalli is also a member of GW's Leadership Academy and a Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) team representative.

Ranalli is the third GW men's soccer player to earn Academic All-District First Team honors, joining Matthew Osborne in 2002 and Greg McKay in 2007.

The Academic All-District 2 team consists of one goalkeeper, four midfielders, four defenders and three forwards from Division I schools in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.



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