To be named Scholar All-America, a college student must attain a 3.30 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. For the 2012 Men's Scholar All-America Third Team (University Division), the MAAC had three honorees: Stephen Dooley from Loyola University Maryland and James Beeston and Jannis Opalka from Siena College.
In addition, two MAAC players were named to the 2012 Women's Scholar All-America Third Team (University Division): Nichole Schiro from Loyola and Jennifer Meier from Rider University.
About the NSCAA
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.
The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.