College of William and Mary Athletics
AUSTIN, Texas – For the second-straight year, William & Mary men’s soccer senior Ryder Bell was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Men’s soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced on Thursday. Bell was a third-team honoree for the second consecutive year and became the 62nd Academic All-American in W&M history.
Bell becomes the fifth W&M men’s soccer player to earn multiple Academic All-America honors during his career and the 13th Tribe student-athlete to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American on multiple occasions. A total of seven men’s soccer players has earned 12 Academic All-America awards, including seven honorees under head coach Chris Norris. Tribe Athletics’ 62 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, dating back to 1974, lead the CAA and rank third among Division I programs in the state of Virginia.
An economics major, Bell was named one of 10 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, recognizing the NCAA DI senior with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. He was named the 2018 winner of W&M’s prestigious Bruce Davidson Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a rising senior male Olympic sport student-athlete who has a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and is both an outstanding student and athlete. Over the summer, he interned in commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase in San Francisco, Calif.Bell was the 17th Tribe player to earn All-CAA First Team honors on multiple occasions during his career. Bell also garnered United Soccer Coaches All-Region Third Team honors for the third-straight year. He is one of 12 players in program history to be a three-time all-region selection.
Statistically, Bell finished the year ranked among the CAA leaders in points (10th with 13), points per game (seventh at 0.93) and goals per game (ninth at 0.36). The Moreland Hills, Ohio, native led the Tribe with five goals, starting 12 of his 14 …