Chasteen Named All-District First Team (2018-11-14 02:31:15)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Appalachian State University men's soccer student-athlete Jake Chasteen (Blowing Rock, N.C./Watauga) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team selected by CoSIDA.

Posting a 3.91 GPA in exercise science, Chasteen was nothing short of spectacular both on and off the field as a senior for the Mountaineers. Chasteen registered the most shutouts in the Sun Belt with seven, which is also tied for the second most in a single season in program history and is tied for 21st in the country. His .844 goals against average were the highest in the Sun Belt and 37th in the nation, while he posted a league-high .762 save percentage.

His stellar numbers and contribution to the Mountaineers' first winning season since 2012 with an 8-5-3 mark on top of their first Sun Belt winning record at 2-1-1 led to being named Sun Belt Co-Player of the Year and All-First Team. He
became the first Mountaineer since 1989 (Carlos Lee) to garner a conference player of the year honor.

Off the field, Chasteen exemplifies what being a student-athlete is all about. In the summer he interned in Monrovia, Liberia with Samaritan's Purse with World Medical Mission, assisting the ELWA Hospital and the active ministry. Jake will graduate in December with a degree in exercise science with a pre-professional concentration and a minor in chemistry.

For his career, Chasteen finished with an impressive .96 goals against average in four seasons with a .758 save percentage and 138 saves. In three of his four seasons, he posted a GAA of 1 or less, while allowing no higher than 15 goals in any of his four years.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.

2018 Academic All-District®
Men’s Soccer Team
NCAA Division I

Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
F Ryder Bell College of William & Mary 3.77 Sr. Economics
F Daniele Proch Duke University 3.70 Jr. History
F Brian Stepanek Gardner-Webb University 4.00 Jr. Computer Science
M Nils Bruening University of North Carolina 3.63 Sr. Business Administration
M Marcel Fahrenholz Elon University 4.00 Sr. Business
M Niko Klosterhalfen Old Dominion University 3.88 Sr. Psychology
D Gideon Betz Campbell University 4.00 Jr. Business Administration
D Simon Blotko North Carolina State University 3.75 Sr. Business Administration
D Alex Comsia University of North Carolina 3.67 Sr. Business Administration
D Callum Montgomery Charlotte 3.97 Sr. Biology
GK Jake Chasteen Appalachian State 3.91 Sr. Exercise Science

NCAA Division II

NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 3 (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic)
Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
F Carlos Gomez Young Harris College 3.61 Sr. Business & Public Policy
F Pol Vassart Lees-McRae College 3.63 Sr. Business Administration
F Adam Ward Queens University of Charlotte 3.83 Sr. Business Administration
M Ivan Andabak Tusculum University 3.93 Sr. Business Management & Administration
M Fabrizio Bucco Newberry College 3.82 Sr. Business Administration / International Studies
M Ruben Morillas Lenoir-Rhyne University 4.00 Sr. Business Administration
M Mikie Rowe Young Harris College 3.44 Sr. Business & Public Policy
D Dani Fischer Young Harris College 3.85 So. Business & Public Policy
D Will Martin Queens University of Charlotte 3.97 So. Communications
D Pedro Oliveira Queens University of Charlotte 3.87 Sr. Psychology
D Pau Peiro Tusculum University 3.86 Jr. Chemistry
GK Twan Verweij Carson-Newman University 3.88 Gr. MBA

Photo Courtesy: Jake Chasteen, App State Sports