Oct. 31, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army men's soccer junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt was voted to the Capital One All-District 1 First Team on Thursday for his performances academically and athletically. The honorees were selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Boldt is the first Black Knight to earn the accolade since Andrew Kydes '10 was recognized in 2009.
To be nominated for the Academic All-America Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, and be a starter or significant reserve on the team with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or higher.
A six-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week, Boldt was named to Patriot League All-Academic team as a junior, and has been named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week three times, including twice this season. The co-captain holds a 3.66 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in Portuguese. Earlier this year, Boldt set an Army men's soccer record by notching his 10th shutout of the campaign, a mark that now stands at an NCAA-best 11. The St. Louis, Mo., native ranks in the top five nationally in both goals against average (.510) and save percentage (.896).
While starting in all 15 games for the Black Knights, Boldt has contributed to a 12-2-1 overall record, the team's best since 1965. Army's win-loss-tie percentage (.833) also ranks among the nation's leaders. Last week, the Black Knights clinched their first Patriot League Championship spot since 1996, and have posted six conference victories (6-1-0) for the second time since joining the league in 1990.
By earning a spot on the Academic All-District First Team selection, Boldt becomes one of 96 Division I men's soccer players across eight districts to be eligible for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on Nov. 26.