NCAA Division III Cosida Academic All-America Men's Soccer Teams

NCAA Division III Cosida Academic All-America Men's Soccer Teams

Two New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer understudy competitors were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Team, as MIT graduate understudy Aaron Makikalli was perceived to the First Team and MIT junior Rami Bikdash was named to the Second Team.

Aaron Makikalli

Second All-America honor; Third Team All-America in 2020-21.
First Engineer to be named First Team All-American since Austin Freel in 2015.
Majoring in Aeronautics and Astronautics with a minor in earth, atmospheric and planetary science
Posted a 4.8 GPA.
Four-time member of the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.
Member of SAAC and the MIT Rocket team.
Systems engineering intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.
Helped design helicopter-deployed Antarctic ice penetrator as part of the MIT aerospace engineering department research.
Student teacher and a student athlete leadership member.
Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Appeared in 12 games with five starts.

Rami Bikdash

First Academic All-America honor.
Biological Engineering major.
Boasts a 4.9 GPA.
Team captain.
Played in 18 games, making eight starts with two goals and three assists.
SAAC President.
Founder and co-director of 5K for St. Jude by NW which raised over $5,200 for the organization and established a tradition of fundraising for the children's hospital.
Undergraduate research assistant in MiniBrain at the MIT Langer Lab.
Arab Student Organization Executive Board member.
Counselor at Camp Kesem which is a camp for children whose parents are fighting Cancer.