NewsTwo Lady Cougars Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Allison Elifritz and Krysti Wilson, two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s soccer team, were recently honored when the ESPN The Magazine© Academic All-District IV College Division women’s soccer teams were announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Elifritz, a senior midfielder from Westerville, Ohio, has recorded six goals and three assists while starting all 19 matches for the Lady Cougars this season. The former Worthington Christian High School star, who was the top midfielder selected on the Academic All-District IV First Team and was a repeat First Team selection from a year ago, currently ranks fourth in school history in career assists (23), fifth in career goals (18), and fifth in career points (59). A middle childhood education major, Elifritz has posted a 3.956 grade point average in the classroom.
Wilson, a senior goalkeeper from Sunbury, Ohio, has posted a 1.14 goals against average with five shutouts while playing every minute in goal for the Lady Cougars this season. The former Big Walnut High School standout, who was named to the Academic All-District IV Second Team, has registered a 0.97 career goals against average and 30 career shutouts - both school records. A psychology/criminal justice double major, Wilson as recorded a 3.920 grade point average.
MVNU is currently 11-7-1 overall. The Lady Cougars won a share of the American Mideast Conference South Division title and captured the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region title this season. The team will take part in the eight-team NCCAA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, next week.
The ESPN The Magazine© Academic All-District IV College Division teams are selected by members of CoSIDA. Eligible student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 grade point average and be at least in their sophomore year. The District IV College Division is made up of NCAA Division II and III and NAIA schools in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.