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Fink, Heydt Grab Scholar All-East Recognition

Graham Heydt

Dec. 20, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - Blake Fink and Graham Heydt of the Lafayette men's soccer team have earned Scholar All-East status, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America.

Fink and Heydt, who both claimed Honorable Mention laurels, were also recognized with Academic All-Patriot League honors earlier this year.

To be eligible for the Scholar All-East Team, a student-athlete must be at least a junior academically with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher while contributing significantly as a starter in more than 50 percent of his team's matches.

Fink, a junior forward who was also selected to the Capital One Academic All-District II Team, owns a 3.78 GPA as a Government & Law major. He ranked second on the Leopards with four goals and nine points. Two of his markers were game-winners. Fink merited Patriot League Academic Honor Roll status in both 2009 and 2010.

A Mathematics-Economics major with a 3.68 GPA, Heydt adds a Scholar All-East nod to a pair of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll appearances in 2009 and 2010. This season, the Leopards' senior keeper ranks third in Division I with a .908 save percentage and is fifth in the nation with a 0.50 goals-against average. In seven Patriot League matches, he led all goalkeepers in every statistical category - GAA (0.26), saves (45), save percentage (.957), saves per match (6.43) and shutouts (5).

Academic success has been a constant under Head Coach Dennis Bohn. His squads have earned fourth consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards and have combined for 110 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll nods in his first decade on College Hill, not including the league's 2011 list that is yet to be determined.

On the pitch, Lafayette concluded the 2011 campaign at 9-5-4 - the program's 11th consecutive winning season - and wrapped up the season ranked fourth in the nation in team defense with a 0.47 goals-against average.