NEW HAVEN, Conn. (November 10, 2017) -- Four Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's soccer standouts on Thursday were named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team. The list included Taylor Adair (Holy Family University), Morgan LaDuca (Georgian Court University), Katharina Mertz (Post University) and Lizzy Kroon (Georgian Court University). All four student-athletes will now move on for consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this month by the national organization of sports information directors.
The CACC's four honorees were tied with the Northeast-10 Conference for the most honorees on the All-District I Team. All four CACC standouts last week were recognized with all-conference honors, including LaDuca, who was named the 2017 CACC Defensive Player of the Year. LaDuca, along with Kroon and Mertz were named to the All-CACC First Team, while Adair locked up second-team honors. Kroon and LaDuca both helped lead GCU to the CACC Championship and the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament.
Student-athletes named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team must be a starter or significant reserve, a sophomore academically and athletically, and own a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
Mertz owns a 3.95 GPA in her major of biology, while Adair sports a 3.85 mark in her major of digital forensics. Kroon has a 3.59 GPA in her studies of nursing, while LaDuca has a 3.40 mark in criminal justice.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.