Bevis earns CoSIDA honor


AUSTIN, Texas – Just a day after receiving D2CCA All-America honors for his performance on the field this season, Alec Bevis was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team on Thursday (Dec. 7). Bevis was named to the first team as a defender. He is the second CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in FHSU Men’s Soccer program history. The Academic All-America team is voted on by Sports Information Directors and Athletic Media Relations Directors all throughout NCAA Division II, which combines an athlete’s athletic accomplishments along with their academic accomplishments.

Bevis joins former teammate Moritz Walther as the only two players in program history to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. Walther was a third-team selection in 2019 at defender. Bevis was one of four Tigers to receive Academic All-District honors this season, which was the most for the program in a single season. Bevis is the first player in program history to receive both performance All-America honors and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the same season.

On the field Bevis was FHSU’s team captain and helped Fort Hays State make its ninth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the nation’s longest streak of consecutive national tournament appearances. He anchored the back line of the Tiger defense that allowed just an 0.89 goals against average for the season, helped the team to eight shutouts, and allowed no more than one goal in 18 of 23 matches. Tabbed the top defender in the GAC/MIAA this season, Bevis is a three-time all-conference selection, a two-time all-region selection, and now both an All-America and Academic All-America selection.

In the classroom, Bevis has maintained a 3.92 GPA as a Chemistry major at FHSU. The Wichita, Kansas native is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. He received the GAC/MIAA Distinguished Scholar Athlete honor this season and previously earned the MIAA Academic Excellence Award in his first year at FHSU.

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
GK Garret Wild Colorado State University Pueblo Sr. 3.95 Business Management
D Patrick Allan (2) Colorado School of Mines Gr. 3.98/3.75 Civil & Environmental Engineering
D Alec Bevis Fort Hays State University Sr. 3.92 Chemistry
D Andrew Elkins Auburn University at Montgomery Gr. 4.00/4.00 Business Administration
D Carlos Ferrando Felis (1) Franklin Pierce University Gr. 3.98/3.67 Health Science
M Harri Lovett Chowan University Sr. 4 Business
M Tom Marriott Lander University Sr. 3.69 Business
M Travis Swallow (2,#) Seattle Pacific University Sr. 3.94 Business Administration
F Jacques Fokam-Sandeu Coker University Jr. 3.89 Business Administration
F Shawn Genus Wilmington University Sr. 3.63 Sports Management
F Johannes Oeksnevad (1) Lees-McRae College Sr. 4 English / Sports Management
F Thaylan Silva (2) Carson-Newman University Gr. 3.73/3.80 Communications (UG) / Business (G)
Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
GK Dimitrios Karousos (3) University of Indianapolis Sr. 3.82 Physics
D Bryce Goodwyn Anderson University Sr. 4 Political Science
D Matthias Kuhn Mercy College Jr. 3.9 International Business
D Ryan McCully Northeastern State University Sr. 4 Finance
D Jonny Stephens (2) Cedarville University Sr. 3.85 Civil Engineering
M Sergio Del Castillo Gannon University Sr. 3.54 Business Administration
M Edin Hernandez University of Montevallo Sr. 4 Exercise & Nutrition Science
M Beckham Sibiski Lock Haven University Gr. 3.9 Secondary Education/Math (UG) / Teaching & Learning (G)
F Rodrigo Descalzo Rocca Adelphi University Gr. 3.82 Management
F Kristian Hooker (2) Regis University Sr. 4 Biochemistry
Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
GK Kosta Maniatis Franklin Pierce University Jr. 3.75 Accounting
D Ethan Anderson Colorado Mesa University Sr. 3.32 Business Administration/Marketing
D Jeppe Christensen Mars Hill University Sr. 3.96 Business Administration
D Mo Kanani Slippery Rock University Sr. 3.89 Psychology
D Adam Kirkwood Young Harris College Sr. 3.82 Management – Marketing
D Carson Talboys Wilmington University Gr. 3.52/3.84 MS Accounting
D Lorenzo Valentini (3) Northwest Nazarene University Gr. 3.96 Recreation & Sport Management (UG) / MBA (G)
M Hannes Nilsson University of Bridgeport Sr. 4 Mathematics
M Michael Sprauer Colorado School of Mines Sr. 3.93 Electrical Engineering
M Yesin van der Pluijm Young Harris College Sr. 3.93 Management – Finance
F Paolo Marciano Adelphi University Gr. 3.83 Sport Management
F Max McNulty Lander University Jr. 3.83 Business
F Sidney Warden Mercyhurst University Sr. 3.92 Marketing

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Carlos Ferrando Felis, Franklin Pierce University
(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first-team selection in 2020-21
(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second-team selection in 2020-21
(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® third-team selection in 2020-21
(#) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second-team selection in 2019-20

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