Faas, Walsh named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans​​​​​​​


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer goalkeeper Justin Faas and defender Colten Walsh were named College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-Americans in a vote of the NCAA Division II sports information directors. The Academic All-America awards are the first for Faas and Walsh at USI.

The honors are the third and fourth CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in the history of USI Men’s Soccer and the first since 2012.

To be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-District, the student athlete must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale). They must have reached a sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.

Due to the cancellation of the 2021 NCAA Division II championship season, nominations were based upon career athletic statistics.

Faas, a 2020 USI magna cum laude graduate with a degree in English and master’s degree candidate in sport management, has led the Screaming Eagles between the posts for the last four years. The four-time Academic All-GLVC goalkeeper has a 28-13-4 record in four seasons with 16 shutouts and a career 1.15 goals against average (GAA). He will enter the fall ranked third in shutouts and fourth in saves all-time at USI.

In the GLVC-only 2021 campaign, Faas had a 1.48 GAA with three shutouts and 50 saves in the 14 matches this spring.

Walsh, a junior finance major, has 27 career points in three seasons on 10 goals, including three game-winners, and seven assists. During the spring 2021 season, the junior defender ranked second on the team with 10 points on four goals, two game-winning scores, and two assists. The four goals tied a career-best and the two game-winnings were a career-high for Walsh.

As a team, the Eagles concluded their first spring regular season with a 7-6-1 overall record, 7-5-1 in the GLVC, and earned a trip to the GLVC Tournament, falling in the first round. USI, which has posted a program record six-straight winning seasons, is slated to resume a normal season schedule this fall