Post's Katharina Mertz Named CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American

Post's Katharina Mertz Named CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American

Courtesy of Post University Athletics

WATERBURY, Conn. (December 6, 2017) – Senior captain Katharina Mertz (Buxtehude, Germany) of the Post University women’s soccer team was named D2CCA Second Team All-East Region on Wednesday. The senior has also received All-CACC and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors this season.

Mertz led the Eagles and was sixth in the conference with eight goals to go with one assist. She scored the game-winner in victories over Nyack and Chestnut Hill and also made three penalty kicks. Mertz scored in four of the last six games heading into the CACC Tournament.

She finished her career fourth all-time at Post with 27 career goals and 63 points. Her 11 game-winning goals put her first-place all-time. During the 2015 season, Mertz scored a career-best 11 goals and three assists and earned CoSIDA Academic All-District and First Team All-ECAC honors. She has also excelled in the classroom and has been named to the CACC All-Academic Team three times.

The Eagles finished the season at 6-12 overall and 6-6 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play. Post fell in overtime to Wilmington 2-1 in the first round of the CACC Tournament.

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.