Doug Rappaport Named ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-American
Nov. 19, 2007
AMHERST, Mass. - Redshirt junior defender Doug Rappaport (Tucson, Ariz.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second-Team on Monday afternoon as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He is the second men's soccer player in the history of the program to earn Academic All-America honors alongside former goalkeeper Bryan O'Quinn who earned the honors in 2001. Rappaport was named earlier this year to the Academic All-District First Team and the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team.
Rappaport has started in all 21 games for UMass (13-7-1) this season at left full back after spending the beginning part of his career in the midfield. He is the third leading scorer on the team with three goals and three assists for nine points. The highlight of his 2007 season was his game-winning goal against Rhode Island off a corner kick in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals to put UMass in the Championship game.
With Rappaport's help, the UMass defense has been one of the best in the league and the country allowing just 0.74 goals against and pitching nine shutouts.
He is a pre-med and political science double major with a 3.89 grade point average. Along with his honors this season, Rappaport was also named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team in 2005.
UMass will host Boston University this Friday at Rudd Field in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.
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