LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell senior Joe Meyer (Sykesville, Md./McDonogh) followed up his Second Team All-Patriot League citation from earlier in the week with a spot on the Patriot League Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team on Wednesday. Meyer was named to the 11-man team for the second year in a row.
Meyer was a Capital One Academic All-District selection earlier this fall, and he is vying to become a two-time Academic All-American. He earned national Academic All-America honors last year. In addition to being a standout on the soccer field, Meyer is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average, which is one of the highest of any Bison student-athlete.
On Nov. 2, Meyer hustled from Emmitt Field immediately after a 3-1 victory over Holy Cross to New York City, where he was presented with a Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) scholarship at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. He is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. This past summer, Meyer interned at K2M, Inc., in Leesburg, Va., where one of his tasks was to design a device to cut surgically implanted rails, which are used to maintain spinal alignment.
On the field, Meyer has enjoyed a terrific senior season on the Bison back line. He has played 1,740 of a possible 1,751 minutes at right back, fortifying a Bucknell defense that has recorded 10 shutouts and a 0.72 team goals-against average. Meyer has a goal and two assists this season, with the goal coming in spectacular fashion in Bucknell’s 2-0 league win over Loyola.
Meyer earned his first all-conference honor on Monday when he was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team.
Bucknell defeated American 3-1 in a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal match on Tuesday night. The fourth-seeded Bison will now play No. 1 Navy in the semifinals on Friday at 4 p.m. in Annapolis, Md. The Bison are 13-5-1 on the season, and the 13 wins are tied for second-most in program history. Navy is 13-3-2 overall and 9-0-0 against Patriot League competition, including a 2-1 win in Lewisburg earlier in the year.