Bauer Named to NSCAA Scholar All-America Team

Ryan Bauer
Ryan Bauer

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Ryan Bauer (O'Fallon, Mo.) was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America second team.


A physics major with a grade point average of 3.90 at SIUE, Bauer helped lead the Cougars to a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) this season.


Bauer started all 20 games this season for the 13-7 Cougars. He finished the season tied for the team lead in assists with five. He provided assists in SIUE wins over Virginia Tech, DePaul, Omaha, and two against MVC rival Bradley.


The senior midfielder also earned the Elite 18 Award from the MVC as the men's soccer student-athlete with the highest grade point average. Bauer also was lauded as a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.


Below is the complete list of honorees.





First Team
Pos Name Class School Major GPA Hometown
K David Meves Sr. Akron Corporate Financial Management 3.77 Arlington Heights, Ill.
K James Belshaw Sr. Duke History 3.50 Nottinghamshire, England
D Kyle Venter Sr. New Mexico Business Administration 3.39 Aurora, Colo.
D Chad Barson Sr. Akron Biology 3.99 Lewis Center, Ohio
M Scott Caldwell Sr. Akron Accounting 3.94 Braintree, Mass.
M Donald Smith Sr. Charlotte Marketing 3.51 Matthews, N.C.
M Dillon Powers Sr. Notre Dame Political Science 3.42 Plano, Texas
M Thomas Obasi Sr. C. Conn. State Communications 3.66 Birmingham, England
M Tyler Gibson Jr. Charlotte Marketing 3.84 Knoxville, Tenn.
F Mark Sherrod Jr. Memphis Civil Engineering 3.48 Knoxville, Tenn.
F Reece Wilson Sr. C. Conn. State Accounting 3.84 London, England
Second Team
Pos Name Class School Major GPA Hometown
K John McCarthy Jr. La Salle Integrated Science 3.65 Cinnaminson, N.J.
K Ryan Taylor Sr. Radford Exercise and Wellness 3.67 Midlothian, Va.
D Joe Franco Sr. CSU Northridge Law and Economics 3.94 Monrovia, Calif.
D Kevin Cope Jr. Michigan State Business 3.68 Canton, Mich.
D Reed Matte Sr. UAB Chemistry 3.47 Birmingham, Ala.
M Justin Portillo Jr. Coastal Carolina Criminology 3.40 New Orleans, La.
M Ryan Bauer Sr. SIUE Physics 3.90 O'Fallon, Mo.
F Jake Keegan Sr. Binghamton Exercise Science 3.71 Stormville, N.Y.
F Brendan Burgdorf Sr. Bucknell Sports Management 3.30 Westfield, N.J.
F Harrison Shipp Jr. Notre Dame Communications 3.65 Lake Forest, Ill.
F Joshua Patterson Sr. Duquesne Management and Marketing 3.65 Bowie, Md.
Third Team
Pos Name Class School Major GPA Hometown
D Liam Paddock Sr. UMBC Psychology and Sociology 3.88 Worcestershire, England
D Jannis Opalka Sr. Siena Management 3.90 Stade, Germany
M Bernardo Ulmo Jr. Radford Business Management 3.48 Sao Paulo, Brazil
M Kenneth Tribbett Jr. Drexel Sports Management 3.56 Centennial, Colo.
M James Beeston Jr. Siena English Education 3.55 Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England
F Stephen Dooley Jr. Loyola (Md.) Business Administration 3.39 Portstewart, Northern Ireland
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