KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Friday that 492 men's soccer student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team. Baker (Kan.), Goshen (Ind.) and St. Thomas (Fla.) had the most individuals on the list with nine each. Bryan (Tenn.), Dordt (Iowa), Grand View (Iowa) and Indiana Tech were next with eight student-athletes on the list.
Bethel University had two student-athletes named to the squad. Kebba Demba and Marco Taaffe earned the award. Demba is a senior midfielder from Tyler, Texas. Taaffe is a junior goalkeeper from Matlock, England.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.
For a complete list of the team visit: http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/SportsInfo/scholar-athletes/2017-18/Men's%20Soccer%20Scholar%20Athletes.pdf?&DB_OEM_ID=27900
Bethel Senior Kebba Demba