By Tim Glon
ADA — Ohio Northern senior Luke Fickenworth (Cincinnati/Anderson) has been named First Team Academic All-District 7 in men's soccer for 2019 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Fickenworth, a back majoring in pharmacy, is now eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced Dec. 3.
He is a two-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and was named Academic All-Ohio last season.
This season, Fickenworth has three goals, one assists and seven points.He has played in 52 matches with 33 starts on defense in his career with five goals and 11 points.
He scored the match-winning goal in the 83rd minute in a 3-2 victory over Otterbein and also has goals against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) and Muskingum.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
The Polar Bears are 13-6-2 overall and finished third in the OAC with a 5-3-1 record. ONU must now wait until Monday's NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament selection show at 1:30 pm on NCAA.com.