Worcester, MA --- WPI's men's soccer standout Paul Moan has been named an ESPN Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Moan, a two-time All-District I first team selection, picked up third team national honors in the College Division, which is comprised of NCAA Division II and III, NAIA and junior college programs.
WPI student-athletes have earned a total of 35 Academic All-America honors, and the senior is the 25th student to nab one. Moan joins Jarrod Alston (1999) and Ben Gilde (2006-08) as the only men's soccer players to earned Academic All-America recognition for 19th-year head coach Malcolm MacPherson.
Moan is just one of two WPI senior student-athletes who sports a 4.00 GPA. A double major in civil engineering and fire protection, he has been the starting goalkeeper for the Engineers the past three seasons. In 2010, Moan won a pair of contests, registered a 1.96 GPA and recorded 34 saves.
A six-time Dean's List scholar and three-time Academic All-NEWMAC team member, Moan completed his IQP Project in Hong Kong while working on post-secondary educational reform. His MQP project focused on fire proofing and steel building while his sufficiency studied the effects of steroids on sports and possible solutions. Moan has also been active in Greek life at WPI, being a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honor fraternities.
Moan, who hails from Watertown, MA, is the son of Ned Moan and Sue Hulbert. He played scholastically at Watertown High School. This fall, Moan served as a tri-captain for the Engineers, who posted a 5-10-1 record.
ESPN/Co-SIDA Academic All-All-America Teams (PDF)