Cerrone, Spencer Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team
Nov. 1, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins men's soccer sophomores Nick Cerrone and Mark Spencer have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for District II as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Thursday. They are the first sophomores to be selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team since Drew Holland and Corey Adams earned the honor in 2009.
The District II region includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve. As first team selections, Cerrone and Spencer will move on to the Academic All-America ballot with the national team slated to be announced on November 27.
Cerrone is a two-year starter in goal for the Blue Jays and boasts a career goals against average of 0.80 and a save percentage of .811 with 16 shutouts. This season, he has played all but five minutes in goal and posts a goals against average of 0.91 and a .857 save percentage with eight shutouts. He leads the Centennial Conference in saves (96), saves per game (5.62), and shutouts. He also ranks second in save percentage and fourth in goals against average. He currently ranks sixth in school history in career saves (139), seventh in minutes played (2937:48) and sixth in shutouts (16).
Last season, Cerrone earned Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference honors after setting JHU freshman records for goals against average (0.67) and shutouts (8) and leading the Blue Jays to the regular season CC title. As a freshman, he was tied for first in shutouts, second in the conference in goals against average and sixth in save percentage. Cerrone is majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship and management and boasts a 3.89 cumulative GPA. He is a member of the Fundraising /Finance Committee of the American Marketing Association (JHU Chapter). He was also the coordinator for A Greener Wave Environmental Club until 2011.
Spencer has started 16 games this season on a defense that has posted a 0.94 goals per game average with nine shutouts. Hopkins leads the Centennial Conference in save percentage (.858) and shutouts, while ranking second in saves (97). The JHU defense also ranks eighth in the nation in save percentage. Spencer volunteers with Best Buddies, working to develop one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since 2007, Spencer has volunteered with Ultimate Goal Ministries, which helps disadvantaged (mostly refugee) children in Nashville by providing them with positive influences through free youth soccer teams and positive, reliable relationships. Spencer is majoring in both neuroscience and economics and has a 3.84 cumulative GPA. He is a member of the JHU chapter of the American Marketing Association.
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