Women's Soccer

Five Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Darien Pyka earned her second career WCC All-Academic honor.

Darien Pyka earned her second career WCC All-Academic honor.

Nov. 8, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Five LMU women's soccer players earned 2013 West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention honors, the league office announced Friday.

Seniors Tawni Martino (3.36 GPA, Marketing), Jenni Benger (3.57 GPA, Health & Human Sciences), Darien Pyka (3.43 GPA, Health & Human Sciences) and Carolyn Dunn (3.52), along with sophomore Jocelyn Blankenship (3.29, Biology) all earned a spot on the honorable mention team.

This marks the third consecutive WCC All-Academic honor for Martino, who was a first team selection in 2011 and an honorable mention pick this year and last. Benger and Pyka make the honorable mention list for a second straight year as they close out their collegiate careers.

2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Name, School, Class, GPA, Major
Shayda Ansari, Pacific, So., 3.32, Business Administration
Kristine Hilliard, Pepperdine, Jr., 3.92, Business Administration
Ally Holtz, Pepperdine, Jr., 3.90, Pre-Business Administration
Heather Johnson, Gonzaga, So., 3.69, Business
Mackenzie Krieser, San Francisco, Jr., 3.66, Exercise Sports Science
Melinda Madden, Saint Mary's, Sr., 3.53, Biology
Morgan Marlborough, Santa Clara, Sr., 3.40, Liberal Studies
Emily Dillon, San Diego, Sr., 3.73, Biology
Erica Owens, BYU, Sr., 3.71, Exercise & Wellness
Emily Sippel, Portland, Jr., 3.87, Biology
Julie Vass, Santa Clara, So., 3.95, Mathematics

 

 

2013 WCC WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Annie Amos, BYU; Jenni Benger, LMU; Jocelyn Blankenship, LMU; Sarah Bridges, Portland; Mariah Butera, San Diego; Tyler Campagna, San Francisco; Micaela Capelle, Portland; Sarah Chambers, BYU; Michelle Craft, San Diego; Michelle Cruz, Portland; Erin Dees, Portland; Kristin DeGrandmont, Pepperdine; Haylee DeGrood, Portland; Carolyn Dunn, LMU; Emily Eckmann, Gonzaga; Elizabeth Higashino, Pacific; Cricket Harber, Gonzaga; Taylor Housley, San Diego; Paige Hunt, BYU; Tori Lee, Gonzaga; Casidee Lynch, Saint Mary's; Regina Manneh, Pacific; Tawni Martino, LMU; Mirella Mattos, Pacific; Jaciara Mello, San Francisco; Marissa Nimmer, BYU; Ellen Parker, Portland; Katey Pennington, Gonzaga; Darien Pyka, LMU; Cali Reis, Santa Clara; Ellie Rice, Santa Clara; Paige Robertson, Santa Clara; Vicki Shimkus, Saint Mary's; Katie Speidel, Santa Clara; Dani Weatherholt, Santa Clara

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