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Amedo, Bostic and Braun earn NSCAA College Scholar All-West Region

GOLDEN, Colo. – Colorado School of Mines men's soccer players Nic Amedo, Chris Bostic and Trevor Braun were all named National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Scholar All-West Region as announced by the NSCAA.

Bostic and Braun were both named to the First Team while Amedo was a Second Team selection.

Bostic, a senior defender from Erie, Colo. (Peak to Peak H.S.), is a Mechanical Engineer major with a 3.86 cumulative grade point average. The 2010 RMAC Men's Soccer Academic Player of the Year, Bostic also earned ESPN Third Team Academic All-American honors. Bostic started all 21 matches in 2010 and was named Daktronics Second Team All-Central Region.

Braun, a senior defender from Litchfield Park, Ariz. (Millennium H.S.), earned First Team Academic All-RMAC honors for the second consecutive season. A Chemical Engineering major with a 3.77 cumulative grade point average, Braun earned ESPN Academic All-District honors in 2010. A NSCAA Second Team All-Region pick, Braun scored one goal and started in 16 matches in which he played this season.

Bostic and Braun helped anchor a CSM defense that ranked first in the RMAC in goals allowed (14), goals against average (0.65) and shutouts (12). Among DII teams, Mines ranks fourth in shutout percentage (0.57) and eighth in goals against average.

Amedo, a senior midfielder / defender from Corvallis, Ore. (Corvallis H.S.), is a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.62 cumulative grade point average. Amedo appeared in 20 matches last season making one start and scoring one goal. Amedo earned Academic All-RMAC honors three consecutive seasons and was named to the Second Team the past two seasons.

The ninth-ranked Orediggers finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 17-2-2. Mines made its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, third in program history, and won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game against Regis University (5-1). CSM also claimed both the RMAC regular-season and tournament titles.
 
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