NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's soccer team had 12 student-athletes selected to the CACC All-Academic Team released Tuesday by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Five players earned the honor for a third time, including Morgan Foster (3.84, physician's assistant studies), Jada Fields (3.64, psychology), Brooke Haden (3.86, occupational therapy), Katie Neveil (3.61, accounting) and Tessa Nykanen (3.53, environmental sustainability).
Emily Discavage (3.75, health sciences), Hanna Glass (3.67, health sciences), Erin Sullivan (3.72, occupational therapy) and Erin Tinneny (3.62, accounting) were two-time honorees while Meredith Lapen (3.67, architecture), Danielle Samson (3.56, health sciences) and Kasey Schlupp (3.53, health sciences) all received the award for the first time.
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Discavage posted eight points with two goals and four assists this season. She started in 10 contests. The junior recorded a season-best three points versus Dominican (N.Y.). Discavage was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA).
Fields appeared in 16 games with 15 starts in the backfield. The senior led a defense that registered five shutouts. Fields was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Foster notched one goal and one assist from her defensive position. The senior scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory at Concordia (N.Y.). Foster was chosen to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and was featured in the CACC Fall Series "Where I Grew Up." She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Glass appeared in 10 contests and recorded three shots, two on target. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Haden tallied three goals and two assists for eight points. A senior, she played in 15 games with 11 starts. Haden was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Lapen saw action in 16 games as a sophomore with five starts. She scored a goal versus Post.
A senior, Neveil produced two assists while contributing to a defense that recorded five shutouts. She saw time in 14 games, starting 13 of them. Neveil was named to the All-CACC first team and earned CACC Defensive Player of the Week honors three times. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Nykanen appeared in nine matches with six starts on defense. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Samson played in eight games with four starts in the Rams' goal. She allowed just five markers for a 0.89 goals against average and 84.8 save percentage. The sophomore stopped 28 shots and went 4-1 with two shutouts. Samson was named to the CACC Honor Roll on October 8.
Schlupp saw action in 11 games as a sophomore with three starts. She hit the back of the net one time at Bloomfield.
Sullivan scored three times in her 14 contests. She started on 10 occasions. The junior produced all three of her tallies versus Dominican (N.Y.), including the game-winner. She was chosen to the CACC Honor Roll on September 10. Sullivan was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Tinneny was the starting goalkeeper in 14 games. She amassed 59 saves, three wins and two shutouts. The senior compiled a 60.2 save percentage and was a member of the CACC All-Tournament Team. She also was a CACC Honor Roll selection on September 25. Tinneny was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.