Nov. 22, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University men's soccer player Will Weatherly was named to the 2004 ESPN Academic All-America Third Team on Monday. The honor is the first of his career after being named to the CoSIDA District VIII Academic All-America Team in each of the last two seasons.
Earlier this season, the Bellevue, Wash. native was named to the CoSIDA District VIII Academic All-America Team for the second straight season. In order to be nominated for national recognition, a player must first earn All-District honors.
Weatherly is an accounting major at Santa Clara, currently boasting a 3.653 cumulative grade point average. This past summer, Weatherly interned at Price Waterhouse in preparation for his career after graduation from the Mission Campus.
On the field, Weatherly was an integral part of the Broncos' success in 2004. The senior forward ranked fourth on the team this season with eight points from two goals and four assists. Weatherly's assist total ranked second among the Broncos, helping to lead him to a spot on the All-West Coast Conference First Team. A team co-captain, he was also one of only two player to start every match this year.
Weatherly is the West Coast Conference's only representative on the Academic All-America teams. Only three players from District VIII appeared on any of the three teams as Washington's Chris Eylander and Cal Poly's Jonathan Young also received third team recognition. St. John's Matt Groenwald was named the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year with a 3.79 g.p.a in biology.