COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's soccer senior Bradley Anair (Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) was among 88 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the fall semester.
Anair, who also landed the award as a sophomore and junior, becomes the third member of his program to be selected three times, joining Brandon Beaudoin '08 and Jared Berry '10. Saint Michael's men's soccer players have now earned the accolade 25 times in the past 14 seasons. Anair was one of 11 players in the league honored this year. He adds to a list of accomplishments that includes earning a prestigious Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-District 1 honor last fall, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A starting defensive midfielder for three years, Anair aided a defense that allowed one goal or less five times this season, with three shutouts, while 13 of 16 games were decided by two goals or fewer. Anair started 46 consecutive games before suffering a career-ending injury in the Purple Knights' third-to-last game of the year. During his time as a starter, Anair helped Saint Michael's allow one goal or less 17 times with six clean sheets.
A captain as a senior, Anair has also qualified twice for the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award and landed NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll nods on seven occasions.
The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.