Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior midfielder Tony Santoro and junior forward Guido Salas were named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer All-District Second Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America Tuesday.
Santoro, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Houston, Texas, started in all 17 matches for the Eagles. He recorded a team-best four assists, and took 25 shots, second-most on the team. Santoro, who posted 16 shots on goal, had two assists against Louisiana College and had a season-high five shots in that match.
A Mathematics major, Santoro is a two-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
Salas, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound native of Houston, Texas, played only part of the season due to an injury but still scored three goals and had one assist. He scored both goals in a 2-0 win over McMurry and finished the season with a pair of game-winning goals. Salas was voted to the All-ASC Third Team in 2008.
A Marketing major, Salas has made the ASC All-Academic Team twice.
The Academic All-District 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 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career. Freshmen are not eligible.