DURHAM, N.H. – Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.), a senior midfielder for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was recently named to the 2007 NSCAA/Adidas Scholar Athlete All-East Regional Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Committee.

Bragg, who has a 3.73 cumulative grade point average, was named to the All-East Region Third Team and joins a group of 33 soccer players from across the country to receive the honor for exceptional academic success.  Bragg, one of 18 players honored this season to the America East All-Academic team, paced UNH soccer to a 2007 NSCAA Team Academic award for exceptional academic performance, as the team had an average grade point average of over 3.0.   He was honored in 2006 and 2007 with the H. Richard Sandler award for academic achievement by leading the Wildcats with the highest GPA in the fall (soccer season) semester. 

Over his four year career, Bragg played in 68 games with 51 starts. During this time, UNH had an overall record of 31-21-22, qualified for the America East playoffs three years, and achieved a NSCAA national ranking (#23) in 2005. As a senior, Bragg played in all 19 matches, starting in 17 of them, as UNH finished 5-5-9, advanced to the semifinals of the America East tournament for the second year in a row and finished with a RPI of 53.  

Bragg will graduate this spring in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, with a double major in finance and accounting.  He plans to attend law school next fall.

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