A historic year of firsts continues for Spring Hill College Badger Athletics’ inaugural NCAA Division II season, as another honor comes to The Hill. The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selected senior Midfielder Tilman Schober as the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Men's Soccer Player of the Year.
Also named to the list as Third Team Academic All-American is senior Midfielder Alex Lipinski, a Marketing major with a 3.37 GPA. Lipinski was recently named to the United Soccer Coaches' NCAA Division II Men’s First Team All-America.
A Business Administration major with a 3.99 GPA, Schober led Spring Hill to a first-ever NCAA Tournament berth as the Badgers were in the first season of NCAA postseason eligibility. Men’s soccer won the first Gulf South Conference Tournament championship to earn a first-ever NCAA Division II playoff berth. They would lose to Barry in the South Regional, snapping a 14-match winning streak.
See an interview with Schober and men’s soccer head coach Steve Wieczorek here.
Schober played in all 19 matches as Spring Hill finished with a 17-2-0 record. He finished with four goals and a GSC-high 16 assists for 24 points, ranking second on the team in scoring. He stands third in Division II in assists per game. The native of Schriesheim, Germany was a second team All-GSC honoree. He concludes his career as the school-record holder in assists (28) while ranking fourth career points (52).
The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.