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Koleske Named Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, December 4, 2018 | Men's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College junior Josh Koleske has been named to the second team of the 2018 NCAA Division III Academic All-America men's soccer team as sponsored by Google Cloud and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Koleske, an Appleton native, holds a perfect 4.00 grade point average while majoring in biology. Koleske went 9-1-1 in 12 matches this season as the No. 1 goaltender for the Green Knights, fashioning a 0.66 goals against average with three shutouts.

A two-time winner of the MWC Elite 20 Award for men's soccer, Koleske was a second-team All-Midwest Conference selection in 2016 and 2017. Koleske holds the St. Norbert school record for shutouts with 14 and owns a career record of 34-8-3. The vice president of the St. Norbert Pre-Health Club, Koleske is also a peer buddy in Best Buddies. He has also worked as a certified nursing assistant and will be going on an international medical mission to the Dominican Republic in January.

The Green Knights went 17-1-1 this season while winning the Midwest Conference regular-season championship.

Since the inception of the CoSIDA Academic All-America program in 1952, 53 St. Norbert College student-athletes have been selected for 72 awards. Koleske is the sixth St. Norbert men's soccer player to achieve Academic All-America status, accounting for seven total awards.

To be eligible for national or regional selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director. The Academic All-America team is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally.

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