Nov. 26, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army men's soccer junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt was voted to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Second Team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.
Boldt is one of 33 players from the Division I ranks to be named Academic All-America, and is just the fifth Black Knight to draw the accolade. To be nominated for Academic All-America, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, and be a starter or significant reserve to their team while holding a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or higher. Boldt became one of 96 candidates for Academic All-America after being named Academic All-District last month.
"We are extremely proud of Winston for his efforts in goal and the classroom," said Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. "There is a short list of Army men's soccer players who are Academic All-Americans and we are thrilled to see Winston's hard work rewarded."
A Portuguese major, Boldt holds a cumulative grade point average of 3.66 as a first-semester junior. He was recognized as the Patriot League Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Nov. 13, becoming the seventh Army men's soccer player to garner that award. Boldt is a two-time Patriot League All-Academic honoree (2012, 2013) and has twice landed on the conference's Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012).
While starting in all 18 games for the Black Knights, Boldt contributed to a 12-3-3 overall record, helping the Black Knights collect 12 wins for just the fifth time in team history. He helped Army clinch its first Patriot League Championship spot since 1996, while notching five shutouts in league play. Army finished with six league victories (6-2-1) for just the second time since joining the conference in 1990.
The St. Louis, Mo., native was named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year earlier this month, and has been selected to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week three times, including twice this season. The co-captain set an Army men's soccer record by notching his 10th shutout of the campaign during a 2-0 win over Central Connecticut State on Oct. 22. As of Nov. 25, Boldt stands tied for first in the nation with 12 shutouts, ranks fourth nationally in save percentage (.888) and is fifth in goals against average (.521).
Boldt joins Daniel Newell (USMA '08), A.J. Glubzinski (USMA '09), Andrew Kydes (USMA '10) and Jeff Pickett (USMA '12) as the only Army men's soccer players to be named Academic All-America. In 2007, Newell landed first-team recognition, while Glubzinksi was a second-team honoree. Kydes earned third-team honors in 2009, and Pickett was named to the second team in 2011.