DePauw senior Kreigh Kamman (Granger, IN/South Bend Clay), a Biochemistry & French major with a 3.97 GPA, and Wooster junior Paige Piper (Midland, MI/Dow), a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major with a 3.94 GPA, highlighted the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Soccer Teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as first-team selections. In addition, three other NCAC athletes were recognized on the Academic All-American squad.
Ohio Wesleyan senior forward Makinzie Krebsbach (Vadnais Hts., MN/Totino-Grace) and Allegheny senior defender Kira Kliment (Roebling, NJ/The Pennington School) have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year to highlight the 2011 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer selections after balloting by league coaches.
Eight North Coast Athletic Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Soccer Squad, released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Five of those student-athletes were first-team honorees and will now advance to the Academic All-America soccer ballots.
North Coast Athletic Conference tournament champion Ohio Wesleyan (12-4-4) has earned its first appearance since 2005 into the 64-team NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament after securing the NCAC's automatic berth into the field with a 1-0 victory over Allegheny in the conference tournament championship match on Saturday (11/5).
NCAA Tournament berths were clinched on Saturday by Denison (field hockey), DePauw (men's soccer), Ohio Wesleyan (women's soccer) and Wittenberg (volleyball). Complete recaps of each NCAC Tournament will be available tomorrow afternoon in each sport's weekly release.
Ohio Wesleyan (5-1-2, 10-4-4) and Allegheny (5-1-2, 10-4-3) finished the regular season as co-champions in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Battling Bishops now lead the league with nine titles all-time, followed by Denison (8), Allegheny (7), Wooster (5), Kenyon (1) and Wittenberg (1).
The Ohio Wesleyan and DePauw men's soccer teams, which are currently tied in the NCAC standings, are again both ranked in the D3soccer.com Top 25 and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25. In addition, the NSCAA has released its most recent regional polls with five NCAC squads making the list.