October 30, 2008

Eric Meyer Earns Academic Honor

Oct. 30, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore Eric Meyer, who leads Yale in goals (3) and points (9), has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I second team. Meyer, a midfielder, has been limited to 12 games because of an injury.

Meyer's biggest goal of the season came in overtime against Army. It gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 win and head coach Brian Tompkins his 200th career victory. He also had a goal and an assist in the Bulldogs' 2-0 season-opening win over Maine.

As a rookie, Meyer started 14 games, the most of any freshman. His first career point was an assist in a victory over UW-Milwaukee. He scored his first goal in a 1-1 tie with Cornell.

Meyer is a Madison, Wis., native and was the 2006 Gatorade and WIAA Wisconsin Player of the Year at James Madison Memorial High School.

The Bulldogs (5-7-2) host Columbia on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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