17 Earn Fall Academic All-Conference Honors

SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference Team

Photo by Micalyn Miller, VMI Alumni Agencies

17 Keydets were named to the SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference Team released by the league Jan. 15, 2019. Each of the SoCon’s 10 full member institutions had at least 17 honorees, representing the sports of men’s and women’s cross-country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average at the conclusion of the fall semester and were required to compete in at least one-half of their teams’ competitions during the recently concluded campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least three semesters at their institutions, making true freshmen and first-year transfers ineligible for inclusion.

A total of 354 student-athletes across the league earned the distinction. Below is the listing of VMI’s fall cadet-athletes who qualified for the honor.

Men’s Soccer
Sohrab Shaikh ’19

Women’s Soccer
Marilyn Cardenas ’21
Sam Franklin ’20
Amber Risheg ’21
Sarita Walters ’21

Men’s Cross-Country
Justin Adams ’20
Walter Kitson ’21
Jake Mazziotta ’21

Women’s Cross-Country
Anna Armfield ’21
Isabela Melendez ’20

Zach Baker ’18
Brad Davis ’21
Reed King ’20
Jake Paladino ’19
Colby Rider ’21
A.J. Smith ’21
Jordan Ward ’21

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