Clarksville, Ark.-Senior forward Ricky Herrera and sophomore forward Ron Hogsett were named to the 2003 Academic All-America Soccer All-District VI First Team, announced by District VI coordinator Tim Clark on Thursday.
Herrera, a 5-10, 160-pound native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and a recipient of the honor last season, ranks tenth in the American Southwest Conference in points (22) and ninth in goals (9). Herrera is a three-time all-conference performer and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America team last season. He is the school’s all-time leader in goals (53) and ranks second in career points (126) and fourth in career assists (17). He also leads Ozarks with 13 career game-winning goals. Herrera, a Business Administration major, is a three-time ASC All-Academic honoree. Hogsett, a 5-8, 150-pound native of McKinney, Texas, currently leads the team in goals (11) and points (25). His 11 goals rank him fifth in the conference while his 25 points places him sixth in the league. Hogsett has scored three or more goals in four games in his career. Last season as a freshman, he led the conference in points (31) and finished second in goals (13), and earned Offensive Freshman of the Year honors. A Political Science major, Hogsett is an ASC All-Academic team honoree. Both players will have their nomination forwarded to the national ballot, from which student-athletes will be selected as Academic All-Americans. The Academic All-District VI Men’s Soccer Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career.