SEWARD, Neb. – For the third-straight year, senior Rachel Mussell has been named a Capital One Academic All-District® honoree. Mussell is joined on the 13-member 2014 Capital One Academic All-District® 3 Women’s Soccer College Division team by fellow senior Melissa Stine, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
CoSIDA: “The Capital One Academic All-District® 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, who hails from Buffalo, Minn., was a first team all-GPAC selection in 2012 and a 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. She has 26 goals and six assists in 71 career games over her four-year career. This season she moved to center back and has been a key figure for a team that has recorded a school record nine shutouts while tying a program record with 11 wins. Mussell is a secondary education (physical science) major.
Stine, a native of Omaha, Neb., is a first-time all-district award winner. In 2013 she was named honorable mention all-GPAC and a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. This season Stine has equaled a career high with four goals while surpassing a career best with five assists. She has 12 goals in 69 career games since arriving at Concordia in 2011. Stine is a biology major (pre-medicine).
District 3 of the College Division covers institutions in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected and then released on Nov. 12.