NEWARK, NJ—NJIT redshirt junior Rene White has been selected to the 2019 ASUN Conference All-Academic team the league office announced at the ASUN Men's Soccer Virtual Banquet held on the campus of NJIT Thursday evening.
White shares the 12-team honor with 11 other student-athletes from the ASUN Conference, including Scholar Athlete of the Year Ruben Garcia from Liberty.
White, a unanimous ASUN Player of the Year and First-Team All-Conference honoree is a business major with a 3.54 GPA.
A two-time ASUN All-Academic team honoree, the Highlander striker tops NJIT's Division I record books as the career leader in goals with 33 and points with 70.
An ASUN Conference second-team and All-Academic team honoree a season ago, White's 16 goals this season, ranks second in the nation, tops the ASUN and ranks second in NJIT's single season record book. His 34 points, ranks first in the ASUN, second in the NJIT Division I single season era (one-point shy the record) and tied for third in the nation.
He has scored 16 goals in 16 NJIT matches this season, netting his second career hat trick in the Highlanders 5-0 shutout victory over Jacksonville to clinch to ASUN Conference regular season title - the first-ever ASUN title for an NJIT team at the Division I level.
The 6-foot striker scored a pair of goals in four matches, including a game-winner in overtime in NJIT's 1-0 victory at VCU, for the programs first all-time win over the Rams.
He was selected ASUN Conference Player of the Week four times and College Soccer News National Team of the Week once.
NJIT, which garnered the 2019 ASUN Conference Regular Season title and earned the top seed for the championships, will host the first round on November 8 and semifinals on November 10 at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium.
Friday's quarterfinal match will feature No. 4 Stetson and No. 5 Lipscomb at 7pm. NJIT will play the winner of the No.4/No.5 match on Sunday, November 10 at 3pm.