Cambridge, Mass. (November 8) – For the first time in his collegiate career, senior midfielder Wesley Woo (Palo Alto, Calif.) has been named to the Men's Soccer Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, as selected by Sports Information Directors from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Woo will now appear on the national ballot for selection to the Google Cloud Academic All-America team which will be voted on by SID's from across the country and will be released on Tuesday, December 4. Woo was one of three student-athletes honored from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as WPI had two picked this fall in defenseman Riley Doherty and goalkeeper Rufus Adams.
Woo, who sports a cumulative grade point average of 3.92 on a 4.00 scale and is an electrical engineering and computer science major, led the Engineers in goals (4), assists (5) and points (13) this season all of which are new career highs for the senior. Woo was a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty kicks this fall and posted one game winner which came in the season opener against UMass Boston back on August 31.
Off the field, Woo is a Projects Mentor and Mentor Recruitment Chair of the Leadership Training Institute at MIT, has been the Secretary, Career, Political and Cultural Chair and the Vice President of the MIT Asian American Association and is the Magister and Webmaster of Sigma Chi. The senior captain has also served as a software development engineering intern at Audible, Inc., as a winter intern at SWIM, as an IAP Extern at Huna Makia in California and has traveled to Brazil to serve as a STEM Brasil Intern and as a TVML Teaching Fellow.
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas (295) and ranks second across all NCAA Divisions only behind the University of Nebraska.
CoSIDA, which began its recognition of NCAA scholar athletes in the 1950's, has honored thousands of deserving recipients across all divisions in numerous sports. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her institution and be nominated by his/her Sports Information Director.
MIT closed its best season since 2015 last week as the Engineers registered a record of 8-6-3 and reached the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament quarterfinals for the second straight season.