Spartans Place Pair On All-WAC Freshmen Academic Team

San José, Calif. - Rounding out an academic year that saw the San José State men's soccer team set multiple program records in the classroom, defender Josh Redfield and goalkeeper David Sweeney have both received additional honors from the conference office. 

The duo has been named to the WAC Freshmen All-Academic Team, as announced by the league on Thursday. 

"Josh and David were both major contributors to the team in their freshman season," says head coach Simon Tobin. "Additionally, their work in the classroom emphasized their role as excellent Spartan student-athletes." 

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

Redfield was a key component of the team's mid-season turnaround, breaking into the Spartans starting rotation while helping anchor the club's strong backline late in the year. He finished the 2019 campaign playing the entire match on six separate occasions.

Sweeney, the lone goalkeeper named to the WAC All-Freshman Team after the completion of the season, tallied four shutouts in his first season on campus. He was also named as the WAC Player of the Week on Oct. 28 after notching two shutout victories.

The team finished the 2018-19 academic year with a program record for single-year APR score at a perfect 1,000. That success in the classroom has carried over into 2020 as 21 Spartans finished the recent Spring semester above a 3.0 GPA.