James Madison redshirt juniors Demitri Turner and Davide Materazzi were recently named to the College Sports Communicators Division I Men’s Soccer Academic All-District Team. In order to earn this honor, athletes had to have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50 and have started in 66% or competed in 90% of all matches.
Materazzi, who is in his first semester of the sport and recreation leadership graduate program at JMU, earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management with a cumulative GPA of 3.579 while at Davis & Elkins. This season, he has started all 19 matches, scored two goals, and helped anchor the team’s defense.
Turner, a quantitative finance major with a 3.762 GPA, has also started all 19 matches this season and scored his first career goal against Coastal Carolina. He has a total of seven points this season.
JMU will travel to Los Angeles and take on No. 25 Loyola Marymount in the round of 16 on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The match will be streamed on ESPN+ with the winner taking on the winner of fifth-seeded West Virginia and Vermont in the quarterfinals.
Davide Materazzi is currently enrolled in James Madison University’s Sport and Recreation Leadership graduate program as a redshirt junior.
While studying for his undergraduate degree at Davis & Elkins, Materazzi earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with an impressive cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.579.
This season has been particularly successful for Materazzi as he has started every game so far (a total of 19), scored two goals and played an important role in defending the team.
On the other hand, Demitri Turner is a quantitative finance major who boasts an impressive GPA of 3