CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team had two players named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Conference teams as senior goalkeeper Ben Mitchell earned First Team All-SCIAC and junior Aidan Ferrer earned Second Team All-SCIAC as a forward.
Mitchell earned All-SCIAC honors for the first time in his collegiate career as the senior tallied 53 saves this season with a career-high .757 save percentage. Mitchell earned seven wins this season and posted a career-high with six shutouts this season.
Ferrer also earned All-SCIAC honors for the first time in his career as the junior finished with eight goals, which was tied for second most in the conference this season. Ferrer tallied 18 points this season, third most in the SCIAC, and scored in eight of the 14 games he appeared in this season with three game-winning goals.
Senior forward Peter Rentzepis was named the 2017 SCIAC Award of Distinction winner for men's soccer. The Award of Distinction recognizes a senior male SCIAC soccer athlete for exemplary achievements through their higher education experience. Specifically it recognizes students who, while competing on their teams, have been recognized by coaches, officials, institutional administrators or others as making significant contributions representing their school and serving their communities based on the following criteria: advancing sportsmanship, balancing sports and major personal academic achievements, demonstrating behavior that models efforts of inclusion within their teams and those of their opponents, contributes to a sense of civility in society or otherwise innovatively elevates the profile of what participation in the SCIAC conference and as a Division III student-athlete can offer to the betterment of the community.
Rentzepis, an Eau Claire, Wis. native, is a 3.97 chemistry major at Pomona-Pitzer. During the preseason of his senior year, he was a featured speaker at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Washington D.C. presenting on his research which focuses on predicting pneumonia using a patient's breath.