The GLIAC adds Five Student Athlete's to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Team

The GLIAC adds Five Student Athlete's to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Team

TOWSON, Md. – Senior forward Marc Herschberger of Metropolitan State and senior midfielder Megan Woodworth of Colorado School of Mines lead the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Herschberger has been chosen as the recipient of the Academic All-America® of the Year award for Division II men’s soccer while Woodworth won the award for women’s soccer.

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 D-II Academic All-America teams program.

Th GLIAC had four student athletes chosen for the first team. Senior Colby Catlett from Ohio Dominican University, senior Zach Myers from Saginaw Valley State University, senior Chelsea Parise from Grand Valley State University, and junior Melanie Hoffman from Michigan Technological University.

The GLIAC also had one student-athlete chosen for the second team. Senior Shara Perry from Ohio Dominican University.


Colby Catlett: Ohio Dominican University

Zach Myers: Saginaw Valley State University

Chelsea Parise: Grand Valley State University

Melanie Hoffman: Michigan Technological University

Shara Perry: Ohio Dominican University

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To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit


Dan O’Connell, Towson University ( (410) 704-3102
Academic All-America ® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications

Shane Meling, Univeristy of Incarnate Word ( (814) 732-1834

Bob Shreve, Edinboro University ( (210) 805-3071

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