Weinshank named senior scholar athlete of the year
Jake Weinshank ’15, a sociology and anthropology major, has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference senior scholar-athlete of the year for men’s soccer.
A four-year recipient of the McAuley Scholarship, the University’s highest possible award for academic merit, Weinshank is a member of the Pell Honors Program and has been named to the dean’s list each semester. He is also a 2013 inductee into the Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society, serves as a team mentor and tutor and has participated annually in his team’s community service project.
Weinshank enjoyed his finest moment on the field in the 2012 conference championship. The then-sophomore scored two first-half goals as the Seahawks defeated Nichols College 2-0 and earned their second-ever trip to the NCAA Division III championships.
“Jake’s consistent degree of excellence in the classroom has been an inspiration to his teammates,” said head coach Craig O’Rourke II. “The fact that he earns a perfect 4.0 each and every semester in the Pell Honors Program is nothing short of exceptional, and he has been the cornerstone for us in winning the National Soccer Coaches Association of America team academic award in three of the last four seasons.”
In addition to Weinshank’s honor, three Seahawks were named to the all-conference team: Steven Aston ’17 (second team), Issa Demirgioglu ’15 (second team) and Alex Wasilewski ’15 (first team).
Manning one of two center back positions, Aston helped the Seahawks post one shutout in league play and allow just 11 goals in nine conference games. Earning his second straight selection as a midfielder, Demirgioglu scored three goals in 2014, including the Oct. 4 game-winner against Curry College. Wasilewski, who also earned his second straight selection, led the Seahawks in goals (6), assists (6) and scoring (18 points).