Four Earn A-10 Postseason Awards for Men's Soccer
Heine Named Midfielder of the Year
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Senior midfielder Garrett Heine was named Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year to highlight the George Washington men's soccer squad's postseason conference honors. In addition to Heine's First Team All-Conference nod, senior Tobi Adewole was named a Second Team member and classmate Sam Summerlin and sophomore Thor Arne Höfs landed on the All-Academic Team.
A team co-captain, Heine put together another stellar season in the Buff and Blue after being named a First Team selection in 2015. This season, the San Diego, California, native led GW with 19 points on seven goals and five assists with two game-winning scores coming against A-10 opponents. Heine garnered National Player of the Week honors by CollegeSoccerNews.com and the NSCAA on Oct. 17, after tallying nine points (4g, 1a) to help the Colonials grab a pair of A-10 victories. Heine was twice named A-10 Offensive Player of the Week in 2016.
Adewole led the back line for GW again in 2016 and earns his third A-10 postseason award following his Second Team selection in 2015 and All-Rookie Team nod in 2013. Adewole helped the Colonials post a league-best 0.67 goals-against average this season, leading the A-10 with just 12 goals allowed. A team co-captain, Adewole started all but one match for the Colonials in 2016, ranking second on the squad with 1,567 minutes on the pitch.
A key to GW's strong defensive line, Summerlin has excelled both on and off the field and earns All-Academic Team distinction for the second consecutive season. A CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection in 2015 and 2016, Summerlin boasts a 3.86 GPA as a finance and international business double major. The Gaithersburg, Maryland, native has landed on both the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and GW Athletics Academic Dean's List in every semester.
Höfs posted a breakout season in goal for the Colonials, setting a new program record with nine clean sheets on the year. The Fehmarn, Germany, product led the A-10 with a 0.60 GAA and a .859 save percentage in his sophomore season, starting all but one contest and logging a team-high 1,644 minutes. In the classroom, Höfs owns an impressive 3.97 GPA as a business administration major and has been named to both the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and GW Athletics Academic Dean's List in each semester of his young career. Höfs earns his first postseason honor after twice being named A-10 Defensive Player of the Week in 2016.
GW has landed two student-athlete on the All-Academic Team for the third season in a row.
The Colonials finished the year with an 8-5-5 overall record.
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