Excelling as one of the top student-athletes on the Merrimack College men’s soccer team both on the field and in the classroom, senior forward Jaime Cortes Torres (Seville, Spain) was named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American on Monday afternoon, as announced by the organization.
The honor came after Cortes Torres’ nod on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team with a region-high 3.98 cumulative grade-point-average. The finance and international business major was one of three Warriors who were all-district selections, joining junior Mattia Lanzi (Viterbo, Italy) and sophomore Lars Sund(Stavanger, Norway). The Academic All-American Third Team honoree became the third player in program history to receive this honor, joining Julio Leon Garcia ’16 and Robbie Sabadoz ’11.
The Northeast-10 All-Conference Second Team selection finished the year with six goals, two assists and 14 points in 20 appearances, all of which were starts. Cortes Torres tied his career high in tallies, finishing his distinguished career with 15 goals to go along with nine assists and 39 points.
Three of his six goals were of the game-winning variety, including Cortes Torres’ overtime-winner against Assumption. He also attempted a team-high 58 shots, 28 of which were on frame.
The Navy and Gold posted their third straight 15-win season, finishing second in the NE-10 before advancing to the second round of the Division II NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.