SEWARD, Neb. – A five-year contributor to the Concordia University Men’s Soccer program, Matt Schultz earned another postseason award on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Schultz was recognized by College Sports Communicators as a 2023 Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team selection. Schultz has garnered this award for the first time in his career.
The 2023 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women's Soccer Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in order to be nominated for this award. Nominees also had to meet specific requirements in terms of games played and games started during the 2023 season. The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA — for each gender.
Schultz returned for a fifth year of college soccer this fall and moved up to the GPAC’s first team in 2023 after garnering second team honors in 2022. The Lincoln Southwest High School alum is the lone Bulldog to have started all 18 games this season. The back line stalwart notched a goal as part of the 5-1 win at Doane in the regular season finale. Schultz played in 71 games and tallied seven goals in his Concordia career. He was instrumental in helping lead the Bulldogs to a 2022 GPAC tournament title and to an undefeated regular season in 2023. He graduated from Concordia with a degree in Biology (minors in Chemistry and Psychology).
Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced on Dec. 19.