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The College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013-2014 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team, with nine student-athletes from the Big Ten earning recognition. First-team honorees include Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo, Indiana's Rebecca Dreher and Shannon Flower, Iowa's Katie Nasenbenny and Purdue's Mollie Kuramoto. Earning second-team recognition included Indiana's Rebecca Candler, Michigan's Holly Hein and Shelina Zadorsky and Northwestern's Kate Allen.

DiBernardo is a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, the 2011 Midfielder of the Year, 2010 Freshman of the Year and two-time Academic All-Big Ten. Dreher, Flower, Nasenbenny, Kuramoto and Candler are all two-time Academic All-Big Ten honorees, while Hein was also a 2012 All-Big Ten. Zadorsky and Allen were both Academic All-Big Ten selections in 2012 and 2013.

The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their athletic performance and academic success. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, which will be selected later this month.

First-Team
Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL
Rebecca Dreher, IND
Shannon Flower, IND
Katie Nasenbenny, IOWA
Mollie Kuramoto, PUR

Second-Team
Rebecca Candler, IND
Holly Hein, MICH
Shelina Zadorsky, MICH
Kate Allen, NU

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Nov. 2

PURDUE at IOWA - 2 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN (rv) - 2 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at No. 8 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Friday, Nov. 1

NEBRASKA 3, INDIANA 1

PENN STATE 3, MICHIGAN STATE 0

Friday's Schedule

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The Big Ten women's soccer squads will conclude their regular season slate this weekend. In Friday afternoon's matchup, No. 18 Nebraska (9-1-0) can clinch its first outright Big Ten Championship with a win over Indiana (6-4-0). The two teams will collide at 4:30 p.m. ET.

 

Friday, Nov. 1

No. 22 PENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET

INDIANA (rv) at No. 18 NEBRASKA - 4:30 p.m. ET

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Oct. 31

ILLINOIS 3, MINNESOTA 1

Thursday's Schedule

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 Thursday, Oct. 31

ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Five Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer updated their top 25 women's soccer polls, which featured five Big Ten squads.

In the coaches' poll, Michigan checked in at No. 8, followed by No. 18 Nebraska and No. 22 Penn State. Wisconsin and Indiana also received votes. In the Soccer America rankings, Michigan landed at No. 8, followed by No. 15 Nebraska. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, Michigan earned a No. 12 ranking, followed by No. 17 Nebraska and No. 19 Penn State.

Michigan has won seven consecutive Big Ten matches, including a 2-0 defeat of Illinois (Oct. 25) and 3-0 shutout of Northwestern (Oct. 27). The Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State, 1-0, on Oct. 25, and edged Penn State in a 3-2 double-overtime win on Oct. 27. Indiana defeated Purdue, 2-1, on Oct. 24, followed by a 1-0 shutout of Wisconsin on Oct. 27.

All 12 teams will play their final regular-season game this week, beginning with an Illinois-Minnesota matchup on Thursday.

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 27

MINNESOTA 2, PURDUE 1

INDIANA 1, WISCONSIN 0

No. 10 MICHIGAN 3, NORTHWESTERN 0

ILLINOIS 2, MICHIGAN STATE 0

OHIO STATE 3, IOWA 1

No. 21 NEBRASKA 3, No. 16 PENN STATE 2

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 27

MINNESOTA at PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET

WISCONSIN (rv) at INDIANA - 1:30 p.m. ET

No. 10 MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS - 2 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at IOWA - 2 p.m. ET

No. 16 PENN STATE at No. 21 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 25

No. 21 NEBRASKA 1, OHIO STATE 0

No. 10 MICHIGAN 2, ILLINOIS 0

MICHIGAN STATE 2, NORTHWESTERN 1

IOWA 3, No. 16 PENN STATE 2

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