LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team had three members named to the 12-player First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District squad which was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Senior midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional), junior defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and sophomore defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) were all named to the first team for their performances on the field and in the classroom. They will all be placed on the national ballot and be eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Coleman, an economics and politics major with a 4.075 cumulative grade-point average (GPA), has tallied seven points this season on two goals and three assists. For her career, she claims 19 goals and six assists and ranks eighth all-time at W&L with 44 points.
Zagol, a neuroscience major with a 3.53 GPA, anchors the W&L defense which has allowed an average of just 0.47 goals per game. The 2002 first team all-region performer has also recorded four goals and one assist on the season.
Rogers joins Zagol on the defense and has notched one goal and three assists on the season. She is an undeclared major with a 3.39 GPA.
W&L is currently 14-1-2 overall and ranked 18th in the latest NSCAA Division III poll. The Generals will face either Virginia Wesleyan or Eastern Mennonite in the ODAC Championship game on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at-least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, including players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
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