Wright State University junior Blake Pittser, a Miami Trace High School graduate, earned Horizon League 2019 All-Academic Team honors.
In addition, the Raiders (10-8-3) will play 7 p.m. tonight against Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship tournament. Wright State won its first-ever Horizon League title this season.
Pittser is the son of Rob and Kim Pittser and grandson of Bob and Meda Pittser.
A biomedical engineering major, Pittser has appeared in 13 matches with six starts this season as a midfielder, recording an assist against Marshall and totaling three shot attempts this fall. He has played in 42 matches in his three years as a Raider, with 15 career starts entering Friday night’s season finale.
Pittser left Miami Trace as the all-time leading scorer in boys soccer in school history with 59 goals and 26 assists. He played club soccer with the Northern Warren County Alliance and transitioned to the Ohio Galaxies FC.
The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale), have completed one year at the member school and passed 24 semester (or 36 quarter) credit hours at that institution and also participated in 50 percent of the team’s overall contests.