AUSTIN, Texas — Fordham University senior forward Johannes Pieles was named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America men’s soccer third team.

The academic teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

The Langenbach, Germany native Pieles became the second Fordham men’s soccer player to be named Academic All-America, joining former MetroStars/Red Bulls player John Wolyniec, who was a two-time Academic All-American in 1997 and 1998. Pieles is Fordham’s 34th Academic All-American, the first since Nele Albers (women’s swimming) in 2018.

Pieles is also one of two Atlantic 10 men’s soccer student-athletes to earn Academic All- America honors, joining Saint Joseph’s David Grana, who also received third team honors.

Pieles, who holds a 3.94 GPA in Finance, earned Academic All-American honors after being named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District and Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference teams. He appeared in 19 of 20 games this season, making 18 starts and helping the Rams reach the Atlantic 10 semifinals. He recorded two goals for four points and tallied one game-winning goal. That came in a victory over George Mason University Oct. 26t. He also ranked second on the team in shots (47) and tied for third in goals.