Student, Athlete, Spartan: Seldon Magruder Continues to Score Goals

Seldon Magruder of the CWRU Men's Soccer team runs for the ball during a game against Wooster in 2019.

by Kevin Hulsmann, CWRU Sports Information

Case Western Reserve University senior Seldon Magruder has been a major factor for the Spartans on the field for all three of his years on the men's soccer team.

During the 2019 fall season, Magruder led the team with 13 points on a team-best six goals and one assist. He scored three game-winning goals and finished the campaign with 62 shots, including 20 on goal.

Magruder also played a crucial role during the team's historic 2018 campaign when the Spartans won 16 matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships. In that season, Magruder was one of nine Spartans to appear in all 22 games. He finished the year ranked fourth on the team with eight goals for 16 points.

In Magruder's three years as a Spartan, he has totaled 20 goals and one assist for 41 points. His 20 goals currently ranks eighth-best in program history.

Off the field, Magruder, a Business major in the Weatherhead School of Management, is a two-time University Athletic Association All-Academic honoree.

Over this past summer, Magruder interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cleveland office. PwC is a global network of firms delivering assurance, tax and consulting services for businesses. The internship was originally supposed to be an in-person, summer long program, however it was changed to a two-week remote program due to COVID-19.

"I got this internship my sophomore year via PwC campus recruiters," said Magruder. "This was important to me because it is the profession I want to go into once I graduate from CWRU and this made it possible."

Even though it was not the experience Magruder was hoping for, he still received a full-time offer from PwC through the internship and made some meaningful connections.

"The full-time offer was awarded before the internship actually took place," said Magruder. "However, I made the best of the experience by forming relationships with other interns and staff members that I spoke to, as well as soaking up as much information as possible."