Men’s Soccer: Post-Season Academic awards for Sproule and Williams

In the last several seasons, Potomac State’s Men’s Soccer program under the guidance of Ray Kiddy has had success on the field.  The success also finds its way into the classroom a well.

Alec Sproule and Jacob Williams were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA Scholar) All American First team for the 2015 season. 

Sproule Williams
Alec Sproule Jacob Williams

The complete team can be seen here.

Sproule who has already amassed some post-season hardware as he was named a 1st team Junior All-American by the NJCAA and NSCAA.

While Williams and Sproule share their academic success, their backgrounds could not be more different.

Sproule hails from Umina, Australia which is over 10,000 miles from Keyser, WV, while Williams attended Northern High School, near Frostburg, MD just over thirty miles away. 

That close proximity did not make it any easier for Williams to succeed on and off the field as he commuted from home daily.

“He would be at practice some days at 7:00 a.m. and complete school and practice at 7:00 p.m.,” said Kiddy. 

Another prestigious title for both players this past season was that of being named team captain.

Kiddy explains: “Both Alec and Jacob are true student-athletes and they were named captains of our soccer team.  Our philosophy is to base captains as the highest Grade Point Average on the team.  If you make good decisions in the classroom, you will make good decisions on the field for our team.  Both players are in tough academic programs at Potomac State and are getting the job done in the field and in the classroom.”

Sproule and Williams will be honored in Baltimore, MD on January 16 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention.