TJ Popolizio & Sam Kernan-Schloss Earn CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Honors
Providence, RI- Brown University senior forward TJ Popolizio (Rexford, NY) and junior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) have earned CoSIDA Capital One First Team Academic All-District honors. Both are making their first appearance on the team, as both nominations will now be forwarded on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The team is selected by voting members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Popolizio, Brown's leader in scoring, has combined for 18 points on eight goals and two assists. He ranks second in the Ivy League in game-winning goals with four, and is second in goals (.50), third with goals-per-game (0.50), and fourth in points-per-game (1.12).
Concentrating in Commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship, Popolizio was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 12, was the Ivy League's Player of the Week twice (Oct. 10, Sept. 19), and was selected to Top Drawer Soccer's Men's Team of the Week on Sept. 12. He was named to the Gamecock Classic and the Brown Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team, and is also a varsity wrestler at Brown.
Kernan-Schloss has helped anchor a defense that has shutout nine teams this season as the Bears currently sit in first place in Ivy League standings with a 10-4-2 overall record and have a 4-1-1 Ivy record.
Kernan-Schloss, who spent his first two seasons playing behind first team All-Ivy keeper Paul Grandstrand '11, has gotten his chance this year and made an immediate impact. He boasts a 7-2-2 record and has helped Brown to seven of its nine shutouts. He ranks first in the Ivy League in shutouts and shutouts per game (0.64), and second in goals against average (0.60), which also ranks 15th in the country.
Double Concentrating in Community Health & Economics, Kernan-Schloss also has a .811 save percentage and has played 1044:40 minutes.
The Bears will host Dartmouth at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in its final game of the 2011 regular season with the Ivy League title on the line. Brown will also be honoring its eight seniors prior to the game.