DePaul Goalkeeper Sorby Earns NSCAA Academic Accolade
Dec. 17, 2013
CHICAGO – Eric Sorby capped off the best season of his career on Tuesday after being named to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team.
The DePaul goalkeeper was among seven BIG EAST Conference men’s soccer players to receive the accolade presented by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The senior from Mundelein kept the Blue Demons in matches throughout the fall and was among the top five keepers in the country in total saves for much of the season.
For two weeks in the middle of the season, Sorby was No. 2 in the nation in saves.
“Eric embodies everything that our men’s soccer players strive for on and off the field,” said DePaul soccer coach Craig Blazer. “He is a perfect example of a quality DePaul student-athlete.
“Eric is also a true reflection of somebody who has worked hard every day on the field and in the class room for his entire career. He is a great role model for the rest of our team.”
Sorby becomes the first Blue Demon to receive this recognition since 2010 when Alex Mangan, Scott Freundlich and Andre Gutierrez were named Scholar All-Region. Mangan went on to be selected for the Scholar All-America Team.