CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's Soccer Teams
CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Soccer Teams
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Eighteen Big Ten Conference men’s and women’s soccer students earned Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Thursday. Of those students selected, 14 are women’s soccer standouts, while the other four are men’s soccer honorees.
On the women’s side, eight of the Big Ten’s 14 Academic All-District selections earned second-team honors from District 5, including four from Indiana — defender Caroline Dreher, midfielder Kayla Smith, and forwards Sydney Kilgore and Maya Piper. They are joined by Michigan defender Taylor Timko, Northwestern goalkeeper Lauren Clem, and Ohio State midfielder Nikki Walts and defender Morgan Wolcott, all of whom also earned second-team accolades.
Minnesota had three women’s soccer students earn first-team plaudits from District 6 — forward April Bockin, and midfielders Molly Fiedler and Emily Heslin. Penn State also had multiple first-team honorees, with midfielder Emily Ogle and forward Megan Schafer selected from District 1. Rounding out this year’s women’s Academic All-District contingent was Nebraska defender Alli Peterson, who was a second-team choice from District 7.
Michigan State had two of the Big Ten’s four men’s soccer Academic All-District selections, with defenders Brad Centala and Jimmy Fiscus chosen from District 5, along with Michigan midfielder Ivo Cerda. Wisconsin midfielder Noah Leibold was the other men’s soccer honoree, coming from District 6.
The nine Big Ten soccer standouts who earned first-team Academic All-District honors — Bockin, Centala, Cerda, Fiedler, Fiscus, Heslin, Leibold, Ogle and Schafer — now are eligible for Academic All-America consideration, with the national honorees selected later this month.
In order to be considered for Academic All-America and Academic All-District status, students must not only maintain a minimum 3.30 GPA, but must also be a starter or key reserve, competing in at least 50 percent of their school’s contests.
|2017 BIG TEN SOCCER - CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS
|District 5 - First Team||Ivo Cerda, Michigan|
|Brad Centala, Michigan State|
|Jimmy Fiscus, Michigan State|
|District 6 - First Team||Noah Leibold, Wisconsin|
|District 2 - First Team||Emily Ogle, Penn State|
|Megan Schafer, Penn State|
|District 5 - Second Team||Caroline Dreher, Indiana|
|Sydney Kilgore, Indiana|
|Maya Piper, Indiana|
|Kayla Smith, Indiana|
|Taylor Timko, Michigan|
|Lauren Clem, Northwestern|
|Nikki Walts, Ohio State|
|Morgan Wolcott, Ohio State|
|District 6 - First Team||April Bockin, Minnesota|
|Molly Fiedler, Minnesota|
|Emily Heslin, Minnesota|
|District 7 - Second Team||Alli Peterson, Nebraska|
NOTE: First-team selections are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.