Four Men’s Soccer Players Recognized for Academic Excellence

ELON, N.C. – Elon men’s soccer senior James Carroll was selected to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) University Men’s Scholar All-South Region second team, marking the second straight season that Carroll has earned recognition. Phoenix seniors Jahan Threeths, Austen King and Nick Millington also received honorable mention all-south region honors.

Elon, the 2011 Southern Conference Tournament champions, had most representatives of any SoCon institution among the three academic all-region teams with four of the eight honorees.

Carroll, a first-team scholar all-south region selection a year ago, maintained a 3.98 GPA as a computer science and physics major at Elon. The midfielder started nearly every game of his career and recently became just the second Elon men’s soccer player to be named to a Capital One Academic All-America team after collecting third team accolades. Carroll was also named to the Academic All-District III first team. He netted two goals, including one in Elon’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance at 11th-ranked Coastal Carolina, and tallied three assists in his final season. Carroll was chosen as one of 25 SoCon student-athletes to receive the Coleman Lew Leadership Award.

King made his second appearance on the scholar all-region team after earning first-team honors last year. The defender, who carries a 3.47 GPA, will graduate with a business administration degree. King scored a goal and helped lead the Phoenix to eight shutouts in 2011.

Threeths and Millington earned their first selections to the scholar all-region teams. Threeths holds a 3.38 GPA as an exercise science major while Millington maintains a 3.50 GPA as a political science major. Threeths earned 16 starts on the Phoenix back line during his final season and tallied an assist. Millington, the SoCon Tournament MVP and second-team all-conference honoree, started all but one contest and netted a goal and added two assists from his midfield position.