Four student-athletes from the Marian University women’s soccer program have been named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District team.
The CSC Academic All-American program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their efforts both in competition and in the classroom. To be eligible, a student-athlete must compete in half of their team’s games, be a key starter or reserve on their team, and attain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5. They must also hold at least sophomore standing at their institution.
Senior Trinity Grimes (Plainfield, Ill.) adds an Academic All-District selection after earning All-NACC Honorable Mention accolades. Grimes started in all 17 games she appeared in on the Sabre back line. She played all 90 minutes in six games this season and logged at least 80 minutes 10 times. Grimes was a part of a defensive unit that ranked third in the NACC for goals against average at 1.21. She finishes her Marian career having played in 61 games with 42 starts. Grimes is majoring in social work and psychology with a minor in criminal justice.
Junior Abby Larson (Fond du Lac, Wis.) earns Academic All-District after a strong second season at Marian that saw her earn All-NACC Second Team honors. She would score seven goals to go with six assists for 20 total points, 11th in the conference. Larson had a hand in multiple goals three times on the season including a three-point game in the NACC Tournament Quarterfinals against Aurora where she had a goal and an assist. She also assisted a pair of goals in the final game of the regular season against Edgewood to finish her junior year with five points in the final three games. Larson netted three game-winning goals, good for seventh in the conference. She is currently in the nursing program at Marian.
Sophomore Chelsea King (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) had a dominating season that saw her named All-NACC First Team and to the All-NACC Tournament Team to go with this Academic All-District award. King was near the top of the NACC in nearly every goalkeeping category finishing the season second for goals against average at 1.18, second for save percentage at .857, second for total saves at 120, and first for shutouts with five. She started in 17 games this season allowing multiple goals in only four of those games. King finished the season 10-4-3 on the campaign and had double-digit saves in five games. She stopped a season-high 14 shots in the season opener at Southern Maine. King finished the season allowing one or fewer goals in the final eight games. She is a part of the nursing program at Marian.
Senior Allison Schnell (Fond du Lac, Wis.) closes her illustrious career with this Academic All-District award to go with Second Team All-NACC recognition. Schnell has been an anchor for the Sabre defense finishing her career with 64 games played and 58 starts. She started in all 18 games she appeared in this season and led the Marian defense to the third-best goals against average in the NACC at 1.21. Schnell also had three points including a dramatic game-winning goal off of a free kick against Dominican with just 1:36 left to play. Schnell is a part of the Marian nursing program.
For more information on the CSC Academic All-America program please visit https://academicallamerica.com/.