Fiscus and Centala Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
The Spartan duo continues a long tradition of academic excellence.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's soccer players Jimmy Fiscus and Brad Centala were named first-team Academic All-District Team on Thursday. Both were recognized as a part of NCAA Division I District 5 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
This is the second-straight season that MSU has had a pair of players on the first-team all-district list. Last season, Centala and Andrew Herr were both honored. Both players went on to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in 2016.
Fiscus, a native of Novi, Michigan, has earned a 3.85 GPA in supply chain management. This is the first Academic All-District honor for the senior defender. The senior is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
This season, Fiscus has started all 17 games this season, as part of the Spartan backline that has allowed only 11 goals this season. He has also provided offense this year with one goal and one assist for three points. Aside from goalkeeper Jimmy Hague, he leads the team in minutes played with 1,587. In his four-year career, Fiscus has played in 72 games.
Centala, a native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, earned his second-straight All-District honor with a 3.86 in kinesiology. He was also named to the first-team in 2016. Centala earned Academic All-Big Ten honors the last two seasons.
The senior defender has started all 17 games this season for the Spartans. Centala has played over 1,377 minutes this season, as part of the Michigan State defense that has 10 shutouts this year. He also provided the assist for the game-tying goal against Wisconsin on Oct. 7. In four seasons, Centala has played in 70 games.
First-team Academic All-District® soccer honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.