Haussler Recognized for Academic Prowess

Zack Haussler '18 named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region
Zack Haussler '18 named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Kansas City, Mo. – Senior Zack Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) became the first-ever St. Mary's College of Maryland men's soccer player to earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region honors as released by the organization Thursday night.

Haussler landed on the second team with a 3.45 cumulative grade point average as an economics and public policy double major and political science minor.

Complete United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team

A seven-time Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week during his career, Haussler concluded his career as a two-time All-CAC pick as he picked up first-team honors as a senior and earned a second-team award in 2016.

The 6-0 goalkeeper was the top keeper in the conference this season as he led all goalies with a 0.836 save percentage, a 0.74 goals against average, and seven shutouts while ranking second with 10 wins. He finished ranked Top 50 in the final Division III statistical rankings, coming in 38th in save percentage, 40th in shutouts, and 42nd in goals against average.

Haussler cemented his place in St. Mary's men's soccer history as he leaves as the program's all-time leader in wins (36), shutouts (20.5), goalie games played (65), goalie games started (62), and goalie minutes played (5,657). He also ranks second all-time with a 1.16 GAA and fifth with a 0.800 save percentage.

Off the field, Haussler is a 2016 St. Mary's Scholar who was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national college athlete honor society, during the spring semester of his junior year. He has also been named to the Dean's List twice.

The Seahawks finished the 2017 campaign as the No. 2 seed in the CAC Tournament for just the third time in program history. St. Mary's posted an 11-7 overall record, including a program-best seven league wins, for its second straight 10-win season and third in the last four years. After earning a first-round bye, the Seahawks dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to third-seeded University of Mary Washington in the semifinals of the CAC Tournament. 

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