Student-Athletes Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Star Teams
by Mark Anskis
Swarthmore College student-athletes David D'Annunzio '12 (Men's Soccer), Micah Rose '12 (Men's Soccer) and Allison Coleman '13 (Volleyball) have been selected as Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars for their respective fall sports.
Additionally, D'Annunzio has been honored as the Men's Soccer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year.
He becomes the 10th Swarthmore student-athlete to receive Performer of the Year accolades and the second men's soccer player (Reuben Heyman-Kantor '06). D'Annunzio joins Kathryn Stockbower '11 (women's basketball), Rachel Wallwork '10 (women's tennis in 2009 and 2010), Caitlin Mullarkey '09 (track & field in 2009, women's soccer in 2008) Erin Heaney '09 (volleyball), Ian McCormick '08 (men's basketball), Frank Mazzucco '08 (men's lacrosse), Vernon Chaplin '07 (cross country), Eric Zwick '07 (golf) and Heyman-Kantor '06 (men's soccer) as Performer of the Year honorees.
In order to be eligible for the All-Star team, an athlete must be of sophomore athletic standing, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or key reserve.
D'Annunzio (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) put together another spectacular season between the pipes for the Garnet, helping the team win the 2010 Centennial Conference Championship, reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and earn a No. 1 national ranking for the first time in program history. During the 2010 season, D'Annunzio led the Centennial Conference with a 0.51 goals-against average and finished second in the Conference in save percentage (.857). He also recorded eight shutouts, putting him second in program history with 21 shutouts for his career. An engineering major, D'Annunzio was named to the 2010 Centennial Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and to CoSida/ESPN Academic All-District II Third team in 2009. He is member of the Men's Soccer Academic All-Area team for the second-consecutive year.
Rose (Williston, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) served as a captain for the Garnet during the 2010 season and helped lead the squad to one of the most successful seasons in program history. One of the most complete players in the entire Centennial Conference, Rose earned NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's NCAA Division III All-America honors, NSCAA All-Region honors, and First Team All-Centennial Conference honors for his play in the midfield. Rose finished the 2010 season third on the team with six goals and fourth with 14 points while joining a stingy defense that allowed just 0.57 goals per game. Excelling on the field and in the classroom, Rose was one of just three men's soccer players in the Centennial Conference to be named to the Director's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and First Team All-Conference.
Coleman (Palo Alto, Calif. - Palo Alto) had a breakout sophomore season for the Garnet, helping the squad reach the Centennial Conference championship match and ECAC South Region semifinals for the first time in program history. She led the team with 919 assists (8.35 assists/set) and finished fourth on the team in service aces (32). She finished the 2010 season with sixth-most assists in a season in school history, and has the fifth-highest assists/set ratio for a single season. For her excellence on the court and in the classroom, she has been named to the CoSida/ESPN Academic All-District II First Team and to the 2010 Centennial Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.