Nov. 8, 2017
IRVING, Texas -- Senior goalkeeper William Pyle was named to the 2017 Conference USA Men's Soccer All-Academic Team presented by InTouch Credit Union the league office announced early Wednesday afternoon. He's one of just 15 players in the league to be named to the team which recognizes standouts on the field and in the classroom.
Pyle sports a 3.519 cumulative GPA majoring in public health. He's been on the C-USA and SEC Academic Honor Rolls every semester in his three seasons as a Gamecock. The three-year starter was a 2017 Senior Class Award candidate and earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team last season.
The Charlotte, N.C., native, has started every match for Carolina between the posts this season. He was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week twice during the regular season this year after leading the league in saves (83) and saves per game (5.19) while posting three shutouts.
South Carolina opens play tonight in the 2017 Conference USA Tournament with a quarterfinal matchup against second-seeded Old Dominion. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the ODU Soccer Complex with a free live stream of the match available through CUSAtv.
2017 Conference USA Men's Soccer All-Academic Team Presented by InTouch Credit Union
Callum Montgomery, Charlotte, Jr., D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 3.95 GPA in biology
Myles Brown, Charlotte, RS-So., M, Richmond, Va., 4.0 GPA in sociology
Christian Williams, Florida Atlantic, RS-So., M, Southampton, Penn., 3.7 GPA in finance
Luca Giovine, FIU, Sr., F, Roselle, Ill., 3.76 GPA in accounting and finance
Alex Bumpus, Kentucky, Graduate, D, Hilliard, Ohio, Masters of Science in sport leadership
Sam Stockton, Kentucky, Jr., M, Louisville, Ky., 4.0 GPA in finance
Jascha Glueckschalt, Marshall, Sr., D, Lautertal, Germany, 3.81 GPA in management
Christian Kershaw, Marshall, Sr., D/M, Severna Park, Md., 3.91 GPA in sport management
Jason Beaulieu, New Mexico, Sr., GK, Montreal, Quebec, 3.989 GPA in civil engineering
Sam Gleadle, New Mexico, Sr., F, Chichester, England, 3.743 GPA in business administration
Simon Spangenberg, New Mexico, Jr., M, Brussels, Belgium, 4.192 GPA in pre-mechanical engineering
Matt Dorsey, New Mexico, RS-Jr., M, Spring, Texas, 3.859 GPA in communications
Niko Klosterhalfen, Old Dominion, Jr., M, Koenigswinter, Germany, 3.84 GPA in psychology
William Pyle, South Carolina, Sr., GK, 3.519 GPA in public health
Eder Mora, UAB, So., M, Dalton, Ga., 3.91 GPA in finance