DURHAM, N.H. - Junior back Joe Corsello (York, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer was recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American first-team for District 1.

With the honor, Corsello moves on to the overall national ballot for a chance to make the national team, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

This season he has played in all 16 games for the ‘Cats including 15 starts, tallying one assist, while posting eight shots. Corsello notched the assist off a corner kick, as he maneuvered a ball into the box, setting up Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) with a goal in the 23rd minute to propel the Wildcats to their third straight win in a 4-1 victory over Hartford on Oct. 15.

Offense aside, Corsello has been a defensive catalyst this year, as the Wildcats have posted a goals against average of 0.55 and three shutouts in America East play, both top honors within the conference.

Corsello is an environmental engineering major, with a cumulative GPA of 3.76 at UNH. He was named to the 2008 America East Commissioner's Honor Roll and was selected as a member of the 2007 America East Academic Honor Roll. In addition, he was also presented the H. Richard Sandler Award for academic achievement at the 2008 team banquet.

Corsello and the Wildcats return to action in their regular-season finale Nov. 3 against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Game time for the Senior Day game at Bremner Field is 7 p.m.

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