Martinez, Twito collect CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 11, 2021 in Women's Soccer

2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District Soccer Teams

SEWARD, Neb. – A pair of standouts from the Concordia University Women’s Soccer program were honored on Thursday (Nov. 11) by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The organization selected both Mikeila Martinez and Michaela Twito as Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team award winners. Martinez and Twito were placed on the All-District 3 team, which covers the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The 2021 Academic All-District® Women’s Soccer Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically 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.

A native of Fairfield, Calif., Martinez has earned All-District accolades for the first time in her career. A four-year starter, Martinez finished the 2021 season with three goals and four assists. She was named a First Team All-GPAC honoree for the 2020 squad that won the GPAC tournament title. Over 72 career collegiate games, Martinez totaled 12 goals. She is a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and has twice been named to the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska team. Martinez studies Public Health and Fitness.

A five-year mainstay in the program, Twito has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District selection for a second year in a row. The native of Ames, Iowa, will leave Concordia as the program’s all-time record holder for games played with 97. A holding midfielder, Twito was named an All-GPAC honoree four times (second team in 2019) and is a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Twito totaled eight goals and four assists in her career. She played for two separate teams that won GPAC championships (2017 regular season and 2020 postseason). Twito earned her degrees in Spanish and Secondary Education from Concordia.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.

All-Time Concordia Women’s Soccer All-District Honorees
Lindsey Carley (2018, *2020)
Maria Deeter (*2018)
Emily Fleming (2012)
Mikeila Martinez (2021)
Rachel Mussell (2012, 2013, *2014)
Melissa Stine (2014)
Michaela Twito (2020, 2021)
*Academic All-American