LAKEPOINT, Ga. – Lipscomb’s Logan Paynter and Scout Monteith have been named to the 2016 ASUN Men’s Soccer Academic All-Conference team after having a successful season in the classroom as well as on the pitch.
“Logan and Scout have had a tremendous season for us this year,” Lipscomb head coach Charles Morrow said. “I think that they both are all-conference performers, so the fact that they have good grades shows their commitment to the academic side of being a student athlete as well.
“Quite honestly I feel we have more than just two who are deserving of this honor. We try to preach to our guys that you can’t just compartmentalize success on the field. You have to strive to be the best in all facets of your life and certainly academics plays a big part in that. I could not be more happy for both of these guys.”
Paynter currently carries a 3.78 GPA in Corporate Marketing. The sophomore forward led the Bisons and finished the regular season third in the ASUN with nine goals and 21 total points in 16 matches. He also tied for the team lead with three assists.
A native of Bradenton, Florida, Paynter recorded two multiple-goal games against Western Illinois and USC Upstate while also nailing the game-winner in each of those contests.
Monteith is a Biology major with a 3.78 GPA. On the field, the junior helped anchor a defensive unit that finished second in the conference with five shutouts, 19 goals allowed and a 1.13 goals against average.
After missing all of last season with an injury, Monteith returned to start 15 games for Lipscomb. He scored on a header that served as the game-winner against Florida Atlantic in the season opener. It was his first goal since his freshman campaign in 2013.
Both Paynter and Monteith are first-time selections to the All-Academic squad.
Members of the team were selected by ASUN Sports Information Directors. Nominees were required to have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, have at least one full year of academic residency at their respective institution, and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games.