CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy's Mason Whitaker (Westport Island, Maine) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® One Men's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA.
Whitaker, a senior International Business & Logistics major, boasts a 3.92 GPA and is a two-year captain for the Mariners. Whitaker is a three-year recipient of the Maine Maritime Elite 8 Award, given to the female and male athlete with the highest cumulative GPA in their academic class. Whitaker has been named a Scheel Scholar and is a two-time North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Academic Team selection.
Whitaker serves as a Student Representative on the Library Committee, and served on Student Government as an Athletics Representative. He is also a member of the Mentor Club and a volunteer with Maine Maritime's Annual Special Olympics Bocce Tournament.
On the field, Whitaker was an instrumental member of the Maine Maritime defense that allowed just five goals in conference play for a 0.71 goals against average and 22 total goals in 15 regular season games, for a 1.45 goals against average. The senior defender started in all 16 games for the Mariners and helped lead the Mariners to four shutouts this season.
District One includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All-District First Team selections advance to the Academic All-American ballot.
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