Valparaiso junior Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Men’s Soccer team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced on Thursday. With the selection, Vervynckt will move on to the ballot for Academic All-American honors.
Vervynckt is one of two Crusaders to have started all 16 games in 2012. He is tied for the team lead with a pair of goals, registering the match-winner against Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) and also finding the back of the net to give Valpo the lead against a top-ten UC Santa Barbara side. The junior also picked up assists against Saint Joseph’s and on an insurance goal at Detroit.
In the classroom, Vervynckt owns a 3.97 cumulative grade point average as a mechanical engineering major. A member of the Horizon League Academic All-League squad last season as a sophomore, Vervynckt has also been named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible. He has also been named to the Dean’s List and received Presidential academic honors during this time at Valpo.
To be eligible for Academic All-District, student-athletes must hold at least sophomore status, own a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 and be either a starter or key reserve. District V consists of schools in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.