KANSAS CITY, MO. – Williams College senior forward Demian Gass secured his fifth post-season honor of the year today when he was named First Team Scholar All-American by the United Soccer Coaches (USC).
Gass was previously named First Team Scholar All-Region by USC, First Team All-NESCAC, USC All-Region First Team, and to the USC All-America Third Team this fall. Gass, who hails from Houston, is an Economics and Statistics major and he sports a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
To be eligible for selection, the student athlete must be nominated by his or her Head Coach and meet the following criteria:
- Have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career
- Start more than 50 percent of all games and be an elite player as supported by playing honors (i.e., all-conference) or contributions to the success of his/her team.
- Plays for a current United Soccer Coaches College Services member institution
- Senior College:
Be a junior or above in athletic standing at the current institution
Be in his or her second year at the current institution if a transfer student.
"Congratulations to Demian Gass on yet another lofty honor," said Eph head coach Erin Sullivan. "With his combination of senior accolades, Demian joins truly rare company as one of the elite scholar-athletes at Williams and in all of the NESCAC. Demian is first and foremost an awesome person and, beyond being a remarkable talent, he has grown into a highly effective leader. We've been blessed to share the field with him and witness his growth over the last four years. It's a fitting honor for Demian and we're very proud of all that he's achieved in Purple and Gold."
This fall Gass started in all 17 games and led Williams in scoring with seven goals and he registered one assist. Gass led the Ephs in points with 15. Two of his seven goals were game-winners, which also led this year's team.
During his time in the Purple Valley Gass started 28 of 39 games for the Ephs while, scoring 14 goals and recording one assist for 29 total points. Six of his 28 goals were game-winners.