CIU Women’s Soccer Shines
The CIU women’s soccer team excelled on the field and in the classroom during the 2017 season. The Lady Rams were recognized with five separate awards.
United Soccer Coaches National Top Ten NCCAA Division 1
Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The rankings are determined by coaches around the nation.
United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics Award of Merit
This is the third year in a row that the Rams have received the Ethics Award. It’s given to teams receiving no red cards and a minimum number of yellow cards.
NCCAA South All-Region Team
Alanna Battermann, Sotiria Tsilionis and Angela McMaster were named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South All-Region Team. Athletes are named to this team by South Region coaches for their play throughout the year.
NCCAA Fall Scholar Team
Scholar Team is a compilation of the student-athletes’ Grade Point Averages (GPA). To be eligible, teams need a minimum GPA of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale. The Rams GPA was 3.60. That’s the highest GPA among NCCAA women's soccer teams.
NCCAA All-Tournament Team
Goalkeeper Sam Wammock was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team for her stellar play at the tournament: 20 saves in two games.
The 2017 season marked the second time the women’s soccer team made it to the NCCAA National Tournament since their inaugural season in 2015. Women’s Head Soccer Coach Kara Farnsworth calls that “an amazing accomplishment."
"We ended the season on a high note, and finishing in the top 10 shows how hard the girls worked throughout the year," Farnsworth said.
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