November 26 2012
Illinois Tech senior Liam Barrett, Lindsey Wilson senior Mia Persson top Capital One Academic All-America College Division Soccer Teams
2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's and Women's Soccer Teams release dates:
College Division Teams: Monday, Nov. 26 (below)
Division III Teams: Tue., Nov. 27
Division II Teams: Wed., Nov. 28
Division I Teams: Thur., Nov. 29
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TOWSON, Md. – Senior forward Liam Barrett of Illinois Institute of Technology
and senior midfielder Mia Persson of Lindsey Wilson College
lead the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Barrett and Persson have been chosen as the winners of the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year award for the men’s and women’s soccer teams, respectively.
The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division soccer team
s are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
, a senior business major with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., was named as the winner of the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The Felixstowe, England native led Illinois Tech and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference in goals (17) and points (40), earning him the CCAC Player of the Year award for the second time in his career after leading the Scarlet Hawks to an 8-9-2 record.
Barrett currently ranks sixth in the NAIA in shots on goal per game (3.000), seventh in shots per game (4.890), 23rd in points per game (2.220), 25th in total goals (17) and goals per game (0.940), and 26th in total points (40). He finished his career with 61 goals, 22 assists and 144 points.
, a senior from Sjobo, Sweden, has led Lindsey Wilson to a No. 4 ranking and a 16-4-1 record. The Blue Raiders are one of 16 teams who are competing for the NAIA national championship this week in Orange Beach, Ala.
A communication major with a 3.89 G.P.A., Persson currently ranks fifth in the NAIA in goals (27), sixth in goals per match (1.29) and ninth in points (59). She is also ninth in points per match (2.81). Her 68 career goals rank second all-time in the program’s history – one goal away from the record of 69. Her career 161 career points are just three shy of the record of 164 and her 27 goals are the fourth most in a single season at LWC. The two-time Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and a four-time all-conference first-team selection is a three-time NAIA All-American.
Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Soccer College Division Team
Joining Barrett on the first team are seniors Oliver Hewitt-Fisher
and Richard Isberner of University of Rio Grande, senior Jacob Doup
and junior Caleb Palumbo of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, senior goalkeeper Cody Troyer of Bethel (Ind.) College, senior Zach Baron of University of St. Francis (Ind.), senior Neil Howard of Cumberland University, senior Jon Fuentes of Robert Morris (Ill.) University, senior Cameron Meter of Morningside College,
and senior Matthew Kraciun of Saint Ambrose University
Three members of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s Soccer first team have perfect 4.0 G.P.A.’s. The 11 members of the first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.93.
Isbemer and Hewitt-Fisher have led Rio Grande to a 16-2-1 record and a berth in the NAIA National Championship in Montgomery, Ala.
A senior forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Isberner
leads Rio Grande and the Mid-South Conference in goals (22), assists (12) and points (56). The two-time MSC Player of the Year, Isberner ranks third in the NAIA in goals per game (1.290) and points per game (3.290). A business administration major with a 3.74 G.P.A., he ranks sixth in the NAIA in total points. A second team selection on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division team, he had a goal and assist in Rio Grande’s 2-1 win over Aquinas College in the NAIA national championship first round.
, a senior midfielder from Swansea, Wales, has also helped Rio Grande to a 16-2-1 record and a berth in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. An all-conference first-team selection, Hewitt-Fisher is ranked 29th in the NAIA in assists (10) and 47th in total points (32). A biology major with a 3.90 G.P.A., he also has scored 11 goals on the season. Hewitt-Fisher had a career-high four goals and two assists for 10 points in a 13-0 win over Pikeville on Oct. 13.
, a senior defender from Fredericktown, Ohio, played in 14 matches while helping Mount Vernon Nazarene post an 11-6-4 mark this season. He had one assist and one point in his career and was named to MVNU’s Dean’s List all six semesters. Doup, who has a double major in accounting and financial management with a 3.95 G.P.A, helped the Cougar defense record seven shutouts in 2012. In 2011, he was named as an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete.
, a junior defender from Galena, Ohio, also represents Mount Vernon Nazarene on the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division first team. He started 20 games this season for MVNU and he scored three goals with one assist. A third-team Capital One Academic All-America® College Division selection last year, he anchored the Cougar back line which posted seven shutouts this season. A biology major with a pre-medicine minor and a 3.84 G.P.A., Palumbo was named to the All-Crossroads League first team in 2012.
A senior goalkeeper from Goshen, Ind., Troyer
helped Bethel post an 8-6-4 record this season. A starter in all games for the Pilots, he allowed 19 goals while posting a 1.027 Goals Against Average. He recorded 66 saves and five shutouts. During his four-year career at Bethel, Troyer played in 77 games, compiling 308 saves while posting a 44-19-3 record. He posted 16 shutouts with seven coming during the Pilots’ two-year stretch of undefeated conference play in the Mid-Central Collegiate Conference (now the Crossroads League). Troyer is a business administration major with a marketing minor with a 3.86 G.P.A.
A second team selection on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division team, Baron
was one of three captains for St. Francis which posted a 7-11 overall record. An accounting major with a 3.99 G.P.A., Baron had two assists as a senior, finishing his career with three assists.
A sport and exercise pedagogy major with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Howard
started all 17 matches while helping Cumberland post a 7-10-1 record. A native of Doncaster, England, he recorded one goal, one assist and three points while helping the Bulldog defense post three shutouts. Howard is a three-time academic all-conference selection and finished his career with one goal, nine assists and 11 points.
A business administration major with a 4.0 G.P.A., Fuentes
led Robert Morris to a 12-5-2 record in 2012. A three-year starter for the Eagles, Fuentes missed five games due to an injury. A starter at center midfielder, the Chicago native scored one goal this season and finished his career with nine goals, three assists and 21 points. As a junior, Fuentes earned all-conference second-team honors.
, a senior midfielder from Lincoln, Nebraska, led Morningside to a 7-11-2 mark as a senior. He scored seven goals and had hat tricks against AIB (Iowa) and Briar Cliff. An all-conference honorable mention pick, Meter scored 14 goals, seven assists and 35 points during his career with the Mustangs. He is a mathematics and mathematics teaching major with a minor in physics and has a 3.97 G.P.A.
, a senior forward from Bettendorf, Iowa, helped Saint Ambrose to a 10-6-2 record while earning all-conference first-team honors. He led the Midwest Collegiate Conference in assists (8) and currently ranks 27th in the NAIA in total game-winning goals (4) and 46th in total assists. A biology major with a 3.96 G.P.A., Kraciun scored 11 goals and 30 total points in his career for the Bees.
Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer College Division Team
on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Soccer first team are senior Amy Cochran, senior Clair Lanter and junior Leah Fortune of Lee University
, seniors Nichole and Dana Hemmingsen of Park University, junior goalkeeper Carmen Barnell of Grace College, senior Lydia Bienlien of Morningside College, junior Alison Hensley of Westmont College, senior Christy Lachappelle of the University of Mobile
, and junior Martine Olsen of Embry-Riddle (Fla.) University
Nine of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Soccer first team selections qualified for the NAIA National Championship and seven of them have advanced to the final rounds in Orange Beach, Ala.
The 11 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division women’s soccer first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.91.
Cochran, Lanter and Fortune have led Lee to an 18-1-1 record and the top seed for the NAIA National Championships.
A senior defender from Yorba Linda, Cal., Cochran
has led Lee in its quest for a fifth straight NAIA championship, earned All-America honors from the NAIA as a junior. A business administration major with a 3.95 G.P.A., she has scored one goal with nine assists. A member of three national championship teams, she has helped the Flames register 13 shutouts, third best in the NAIA. She was also named as an All-Southern States Athletic Conference for the second straight year.
A political science major with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., Lanter
is a senior defender for Lee who has been a member of three NAIA championship teams. A native of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., she has helped No 1 Lee in its pursuit of its fifth consecutive NAIA national title. Lanter has scored a goal and assisted on another for three points this year. She has helped the Flames register 13 shutouts, third best in the NAIA. The winner of the NAIA’s A.O. Duer Award in 2011, she earned second team NAIA All-America honors in 2010.
A junior midfielder from Chicago, Ill., Fortune
has helped Lee in its quest for its fifth consecutive NAIA national title. A public relations major with a 3.93 G.P.A., Fortune has scored 15 goals and added nine assists for 39 points. She is ranked 30th in the NAIA in points (39). The Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2012, she was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player at the 2011 NAIA National Championship. A transfer from the University of Texas, she has scored 33 goals with 33 assists in her career at Lee. She was also a first team 2011 NAIA All-American.
Dana and Nichole Hemmingsen
are identical twin sisters who led Park University to a 12-7-0 record this season.
A senior forward, Dana Hemmingsen was named as the 2012 American Midwest Conference Player of the Year. A first team all-conference pick, she leads the NAIA in assists (18) and assists per match (0.95). She is sixth in the nation with 3.26 points per match. A mathematics major with a 3.73 G.P.A., she ranks fifth in school history with 36 career assists. She was an honorable mention NAIA All-American in 2011.
A mathematics major with a 3.92 G.P.A., Nichole Hemmingsen scored a career high eight goals, including her first career hat trick this season. The third-leading scorer on her team, she also added eight assists. She earned first team All-American Midwest Conference honors three years in a row.
A junior goalkeeper from Lexington, Ohio, Barnell
helped Grace College to a program- best 16-4-2 record and a berth in the NCCAA National Championship in Kissimmee, Fla. An NCCAA first team All American selection is currently ranked 18th in the NAIA with a 0.76 Goals Against Average. A graphic design major with a 3.96 G.P.A., she has posted eight shutouts this season.
A second team selection on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® women’s soccer team, Bienlien
led Morningside to a 10-6-4 record. Beinlein has a double major in biology and chemistry with a 3.99 G.P.A. A senior defender from Glenwood, Iowa, she has helped post seven shutouts in 2012. The president of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies, she was also a Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Cross Country/Track and Field first team selection in 2012.
a junior defender from Huntington Beach, Cal., earned third team Capital One Academic All-America® notice last season. She led Westmont to a 12-6-1 record and a No. 17 national ranking in 2012. Hensley, who has a double major of mathematics and Spanish with a 4.00 G.P.A., had three goals with one assist for seven points this season. Named All-Golden State Athletic Conference and NAIA All-American in 2011, she was the Claire Brossoit Hoffner Scholar for Mathematics in 2011 and the co-recipient in 2012 of the Euler Award in Mathematics.
A senior forward from San Antonio, Tex., Lachappelle
has led No. 3 Mobile to a 15-3-2 mark and a berth in the NAIA championship in 2012. A human performance/exercise science major with a 3.83 G.P.A., Lachappelle is ranked third in the NAIA with seven match-winning goals. She is 20th in NAIA with 18 goals and ranks 19th with 45 points scored. She is currently third in the program’s history with 55 goals and 149 points and ranks second with 39 assists. She was named to the All-Southern States Athletic Conference team for the past three years and was named to the NAIA All-America third team in 2010.
A business administration major with a 3.85 G.P.A., Olsen
has led Embry-Riddle (Fla.) to a 16-5 record and a berth in the NAIA national championship tournament. Named to the Capital One Academic All-America® women’s soccer second team in 2011, she has 15 goals with five assists this year. A junior forward from Hosle, Norway, she was an NAIA All-America second team pick in 2011. Olsen holds Embry-Riddle’s single season record for goals (27) and she is a three-time all-conference first-team performer.
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About the Capital One Academic All-America® Program
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
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For More Information, please contact:
Dan O’Connell, Towson University
Academic All-America ® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications
Michael MacEachern, Young Harris College
Jay Stancil, Union College