SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia leading goal scorer Rachel Mussell has collected another honor from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On Thursday the junior from Buffalo, Minn., was named to the Capital One Academic All-District® 3 Women’s Soccer Team of the College Division, as selected by CoSIDA.
Mussell was also a 2012 Capital One Academic All-District® 6 honoree of the College Division after breaking loose with 14 goals as a sophomore.
CoSIDA: “The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.”
Mussell, studying secondary education (physical science), consistently achieves excellent grades in the classroom while serving as a force on the pitch. She tops the Bulldogs with nine goals this season, giving her 23 tallies over the last two years. She also has dished out three assists in 2013.
Among all GPAC players, Mussell is tied for seventh in goals and tied for eighth in points (21).
District 3 of the College Division covers the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
As an all-district honoree, Mussell will automatically be placed on the ballot for All-America consideration. All-America voting begins on Tuesday, Nov. 5.