Soccer Lands Six on Capital One Academic All-District Team
St. Louis, Mo., November 4, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s soccer team combined to have six student-athletes earn 2011 Capital One First-Team Academic All-District honors, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Senior Cody Costakis and juniors Zach Query and Brian Wright of the No. 19 ranked men’s team earned the honor, while seniors Lee Ann Felder and Alyssa Marulli and sophomore Lauren Steimle of the No. 14 women’s team took home the accolades.
Costakis leads the team and is third in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with seven assists in 17 games for the Bears. He has also scored five goals from his midfield position. A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Costakis has a 3.53 grade point average while majoring in international and area studies.
Query has started 16 of 17 games for the Bears at forward, and leads the team with seven goals. Query also ranks sixth in the conference in goals and points (17). A two-time Academic All-UAA selection, Query has a 3.75 grade point average while majoring in mechanical engineering and economics.
Wright is part of a defense that has posted eight shutouts and allowed 13 goals in 17 games played. A two-time Academic All-UAA, Wright has a 3.60 grade point average while majoring in biology.
Felder has started 15 games in the midfield for Washington U. and has one goal and six assists. She ranks third in the UAA in assists, and is ninth on Washington U.’s all-time assists list with 19. A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Felder has a 3.83 grade point average while majoring in environmental science.
Marulli has started 17 of 18 games played for the Bears and is part of a defense that has allowed 15 goals and posted seven shutouts this season. A three-time Academic All-UAA selection, Marulli has a 3.70 grade point average while majoring in biology.
Steimle has started 15 games for the Bears at forward and is tied for the team leads with nine goals. She is in a four-way tie for the conference lead in goals and fifth in points (19). Steimle earned Academic All-UAA honors this season and has a 3.79 grade point average while majoring in systems science and engineering.
In order to be selected to an academic all-district team, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average and be at least a sophomore in academic standing.
All six student-athletes will be eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 29.