SEWARD, Neb. – One of the program’s most decorated student-athletes of all-time, Lindsey Carley has added yet another award to her list of career accolades. The native of Urbandale, Iowa, has been chosen as a second team selection on the 2021 NAIA Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer Team. Honorees were announced on Thursday (July 8) by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The first and second teams are made up of 11 student-athletes apiece from around the nation.
The 2020-21 Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer Teams, selected by CoSIDA, honor the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes women’s soccer honorees in four divisions — NAIA, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III.
Carley completed her collegiate career this past season and rates as one of the top goalkeepers in the history of the program. On the school’s all-time lists, she ranks first in goals against average (0.913), second in shutouts (23), second in save percentage (.814), second in games played (73) and third in saves (297). Among her numerous honors, Carley was named GPAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 and is a four-time all-conference performer (first team once, second team twice and honorable mention once). She also was named CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2018 and has been an NAIA Scholar-Athlete the past two years. In the final game of her career, Carley made 13 saves as the Bulldogs captured the GPAC tournament title, 2-1, over Jamestown. Carley earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Concordia while studying accounting and business administration.
Carley joins Maria Deeter (2018) and Rachel Mussell (2014) as the third student-athlete in Concordia Women’s Soccer history to be named an Academic All-American.
All-Time Concordia Women’s Soccer All-District Honorees
Lindsey Carley (2018, 2020)
Maria Deeter (2018)
Emily Fleming (2012)
Rachel Mussell (2012, 2013, 2014)
Melissa Stine (2014)
Michaela Twito (2020)
*Carley (2020), Deeter (2018) and Mussell (2014) were recognized as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.