LMU Senior Trio Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Feeney named to First Team, Bartels to Second, and Chong to Third
Nov. 2, 2009
LOS ANGELES - LMU senior trio Kim Feeney, Lacey Bartels, and Katrina Chong have been named to the 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Teams, it has been announced. Feeney was recognized for the second time in her career and was a First Team selection while Bartels and Chong were each honored for the first time, with Bartels making the Second Team and Chong earning a spot on the Third Team.
Feeney, a 5-6 defender from San Ramon, Calif., follows up her Second Team selection last season with a place on the First Team this year. One of 30 players nationally to have been considered for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, Feeney missed the first five matches of the 2009 season due to injury but has since returned to the starting lineup as an anchor in the LMU backline. She has racked up the awards since arriving at LMU, winning the school's Freshman Female Athlete of the Year award in 2006, along with places on the Soccerbuzz Freshman All-American Fourth Team, the WCC All-Freshman Team, and the All-WCC Honorable Mention list. In each of the last two years, she was Honorable Mention All-WCC and named to the WCC All Academic team. Last year, she earned regional and national recognition with Academic All-District and NSCAA All-Region scholar athlete honors and was LMU's Female Student-Athlete of the Year. She has been a team captain each of the last two seasons and carries a 3.93 grade-point-average while majoring in Communications.
Bartels, a 5-4 midfielder from Colorado Springs, Colo., has started every game of the past two seasons and is currently tied for second on the Lions with three goals and three assists. LMU's active leader in career goals, she is also a team captain this season. Last year, she was named to the WCC All-Academic Team, was an NSCAA All-Region Scholar Athlete and was the recipient of the LMU's Father Alfred Kilp Student Service and Leadership Award. She holds a 3.77 GPA and will graduate with a degree in natural science.
LMU closes out its 2009 regular season on Saturday when it travels to Saint Mary's for a 1 p.m. kick-off.