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Aseweh Named to NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team

January 4, 2012
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Phillip Aseweh

Liberty midfielder Phillip Aseweh has been selected to his second national academic team.  The senior has been named to the 2011 NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-American team.

The Navrongo, Ghana native had previously been selected to the 2011 Capital One Men's Soccer Academic All-America University Division team for his excellence in the classroom and on the soccer field.

Aseweh becomes the first player in program history to be named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Men's Collegiate Scholar All-American team.  The midfielder was selected to the squad's second team.  In addition, he was named to the 2011 University Division Men Scholar All-East Aseweh Named to NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team.

In December, Aseweh became the 15th Liberty student-athlete to be honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-America team member. The senior joined former Flame Mike Gelatt, who was a first team member in 2007 and 2008, as the only men's soccer players selected to CoSIDA Academic All-American teams.

Aseweh was a key component of the 2011 Big South Champion Flames, who finished the year with an 11-6-3 record and made their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history. The midfielder was named to the Big South all-conference first team for the second consecutive year at season's end.

The midfielder started all 20 games for the Flames this past season, compiling a team-leading 22 points on seven goals and eight assists. He finished the year tied for the lead in assists and fourth in points in the Big South.  In addition, the senior ranked 18th in the nation in assists.

During the season, Aseweh was named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week and Big South Attacking Player of the Week for Sept. 21.  He also earned selection to the SoccerAmerica Team of the Week for the same week. During the prior seven days, the midfielder scored three goals and recorded an assist, as Liberty defeated No. 10 Virginia, 2-0, and Howard, 4-0.

Off the field, Aseweh has excelled in the classroom, currently maintaining a 3.71 GPA in accounting. He had been named to the Capital One District III men's soccer first team and the Big South all-academic team each of the past two years.  He has been a Dean's List member every semester of his academic career at Liberty and has earned mention on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll each of his prior two academic years. Aseweh was named to the Virginia Tech Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2008.