Cameron Earls Makes History


Earls aims to continue his success on and off the field throughout the remainder of his college career. // Photo Courtesy of Karl Moore

Tyler Goins, Staff Writer

Piedmont Men’s Soccer striker Cameron Earls goes into his last year with another achievement. Earls is the first in program history to be named CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-American. Last season, Earls earned All-USA South First Team West Division honors after finishing tied for the conference lead with 10 goals this season in just eight games played. He was named All-USA South First Team in both the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Earls scored multiple goals in four of the eight games he played.

“Going into my last season, I personally expect to take it all in and enjoy it because I know after this season, I’ll never play college soccer again,” said Earls. “As a team I expect us to build off what we accomplished in the spring and hopefully get the job done and win a conference championship.”

Earls has by far had one of his best seasons yet. Last game was senior day against Berea College and senior Earls made it one to remember by tallying in his 7th career hat trick to lead his team to victory. Earls scored three header goals on perfect passes from his Piedmont teammates to bring his season total up to 18 goals, which gives him more than any other Division III men’s soccer player so far this season. As Piedmont Lions go into these last couple games, they are working hard to try to get a spot in the conference tournament. With Cameron Earls hard work and effort nothing is impossible.