Twenty-first annual gala honors success in the classroom and community.
In all, 126 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Letterwinners earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Spartans went 12-5-6 with a second consecutive NCAA Elite Eight run for 2014.
2017: One of three captains ... Captured CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District honors ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Started every game in 2017 ... One assist for one point ... Played 90 minutes against SIUE (8/25) and Rutgers (9/8) ... Played 1,637 minutes ... One shot on goal against No. 19 Bowling Green (Sept. 13) ... Played a then season-high 93 minutes against No. 19 Michigan (9/17) and No. 3 Maryland (9/22) ... Played 86 minutes against Wisconsin (10/7) with one assist ... Earned one shot against NU (10/20) and No. 2 Indiana (10/29) ... Recorded one shot against Virginia Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (11/19) ... Played a season-high 98 minutes in the Elite Eight battle with Indiana (12/1).
2016: Earned CoSIDA Academic All-American honors as well as Academic All-Big Ten ... Has started every game this season ... Started against No. 12 SMU (8/26) ... Started against Oral Roberts (8/28), taking three shots with one on goal ... Started and played 79 minutes against Columbia (9/5) ... Started against Rutgers and Oakland, playing all 90 minutes with four shots (9/9) (9/14) ... Scored the game-winning goal against Michigan - the first of his career, playing all 90 minutes (9/18) ... Took one shot in 90 minutes against No. 1 Maryland (9/23) ... Played 90 minutes against Bowling Green (9/28) with one assist of the game-winning goal ... Took shot against Ohio State (10/2) ... Played all but four minutes against Wisconsin (10/9) and No. 23 Akron (10/11) ... Took one shot in 72 minutes against Northwestern (10/22) ... Has played at least 70 minutes in the last four games, including 86 at No. 10 Indiana (10/30) ... In B1G quarterfinals vs. Penn State (11/6), one of eight players to play all 90 minutes... Started in the last game of the season against SIUE, while contributing 110 minutes. Made one shot in the 9-8 shoot-out loss (11/17).
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 17 matches, starting in 10 ... Made valuable contributions on the back line as a starter or as a sub ... Played 110 minutes and recorded a shot against Wisconsin (10/10) ... Tallied nine shots on the season.
2014: Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Earned first career start against UIC (9/5) ... Made valuable contributions in his freshman season in a top-notch back line that only allowed 19 goals and closed out 13 shutouts.
Prior to MSU: U-16 and U-18 starter for the Vardar Academy under coach Demir Muftari and Mike Lupenec...In 2010, member of the team that were State Cup Champions, MRL Champions and Annandale Alliance Cup Champions...In 2011, helped lead the team that were State Cup Champions, MRL Champions and Midwest Region II semi-finalists...In 2012, was a member of the team that were State Cup semi-finalists, Las Vegas Mayor's Cup semi-finalists, NPL Champions and NPL Nationals semi-finalists...Detroit and Chicago US Market National Training Center Invitee...Soccer letterwinner at Grosse Pointe North for coach Ship Mukhtar... Named Most Valuable Player, All-District and All-Conference, scoring six goals his sophomore year...Scholar athlete his freshman, sophomore and senior year...Member of National Honors Society...AP/Honors student...Also lettered in football his senior year as a kicker/punter, earning All-Conference honorable mention recognition.
Personal: Majoring in Kinesiology.