Jan. 25, 2002

Notre Dame, Ind. – Andreas Forstner (Gerlinden, Germany) has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for his excellence both on the field and in the classroom. The junior defender on the men’s soccer team has earned second team honors on the NSCAA/adidas College Scholar team.

Forstner completed his final year of eligibility in 2001 and was a three-year starter for the Irish. A first-team selection to the NSCAA North/Central Region Scholar team, he was one of just three players to start all 19 games for Notre Dame in 2001 as the Irish finished with a 12-7 record and earned an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 1996.

He played in 54 games from 1999-2001 and made 53 starts, including the final 36 of his career. Forstner scored a goal and dished off an assist this season and finishes his career with two goals and three assists (seven points).

Enrolled in the College of Science with a double major in science and business, Forstner has been named to the Dean’s List all five semesters at Notre Dame and owns a cumulative 3.557 grade point average. One of three captains on this year’s team, he earned BIG EAST defensive player-of-the-week honors three times during his career. A two-time member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team, Forstner was a member of Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program, which pairs gifted student-athletes with a faculty mentor.