Worcester, MA --- WPI men's soccer student-athletes Paul Moan and Keeon Tabrizi have been selected to the ESPN Academic All-District I team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Moan earned first team accolades for the second straight season as a goalkeeper while Tabrizi picked up second team honors for the first time as a midfielder.
The duo was recognized in the College Division, which is comprised of NCAA Division II and III and NAIA and junior college programs in New England, New York and Eastern Canada. With his first team selection, Moan moves onto the national ballot for All-America consideration.
Moan is just one of two WPI senior student-athletes who sports a 4.00 GPA. A double major in civil engineering and fire protection, he has been the starting goalkeeper for the Engineers the past three seasons. In 2010, Moan won a pair of contests, registered a 1.96 GPA and recorded 34 saves.
A six-time Dean's List scholar and three-time Academic All-NEWMAC team member, Moan completed his IQP Project in Hong Kong while working on post-secondary educational reform. His MQP project focused on fire proofing and steel building while his sufficiency studied the effects of steroids on sports and possible solutions. Moan has also been active in Greek life at WPI, being a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honor fraternities.
Moan, who hails from Watertown, MA, is the son of Ned Moan and Sue Hulbert. He played scholastically at Watertown High School.
Tabrizi boasts a 3.84 GPA while majoring biomedical engineering and pre-med. The senior was second on the team with career-high three goals this season.
A member of the Academic All-NEWMAC team and Dean's List, Tabrizi was a Charles O. Thompson Scholar. His IQP project in Boston worked under the New England Health Care Engineering Partnership at the Veterans Hospital. Tabrizi's MQP project focused on Biosurfaces while his sufficiency studied philosophy and film. The senior is also involved in many club and organizations, including the Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Etu Mu Bets honor fraternities.
Tabrizi, a native of Harvard, MA, played high school soccer at The Broomfield School. He is the son of Ben and Lida Tabriza.
This past season, the Engineers finished with an 5-10-1 record under 19th-year head coach Malcolm MacPherson.
ESPN/Co-SIDA Academic All-District Teams (PDF)