TOWSON, Md. - The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Brian Galfond of Catholic University, and Drew University brothers Aidan and Nicko Cserhat were honored on the First Team.
For the second consecutive year, senior Brian Galfond of the Catholic University men's soccer team has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team – District II honors for his outstanding work on the field and in the classroom.
This past season, Galfond led the Catholic offense with with 14 points on four goals and six assists and was selected to the All-Landmark First Team. The Gaithersburg, Md., native started 17 games in the midfield for the Cardinals. He recorded the gamewinning goals against conference rivals Scranton and Moravian.
Off the field, Galfond boasts a 3.81-grade point average as a mechanical engineering major. He has achieved Dean's List every semester since arriving at Catholic. Additionally, Galfond has earned a spot on the Landmark Conference Honor Roll each of his eligible semesters.
Niko has put together a stellar career while helping the Rangers to a tremendous four-year run. Since arriving at Madison he has played in 77 games while making 74 starts. A team captain this year, he earned a slew of major awards during Drew's banner season in 2017, including All-Landmark Conference First Team, Landmark Conference (LC) Defensive Player of the Year, and United Soccer Coaches (USC) Division III Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region. That year, he helped lead a defense that set a Landmark Conference record for fewest goals against (15) as the Rangers finished 21-1-1, won the Landmark Conference title, and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. He has helped guide Drew to a four-year record of 57-18-7 and four straight postseason appearances (four Landmark Conference, two ECAC, one NCAA).
Off the field, Niko is an economics major and a philosophy minor. A Baldwin Honors Scholar, he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society) and has been named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll twice.
Aidan has made his mark as a prolific scorer since coming to the Forest as a transfer in 2017. In a remarkable rookie campaign, he piled up 20 goals and five assists, earning USC First Team All-America, USC First Team All-Region, Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, and ECAC Rookie of the Year accolades. In addition, he was named the MVP of the Landmark Conference tournament after scoring two goals in a 3-1 championship game victory over Elizabethtown College. This year, he has led the Rangers offensively once again with a conference-leading 12 goals to go with five assists. He was named first-team all-conference for the second year in a row.
A biology major, Aidan also earned a spot on the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll last season.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.