St. Louis, Mo., October 31, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior midfielder Kate Doyle and sophomore goalkeeper Amy French were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Five Women's Soccer First Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Doyle is a repeat selection after earning first-team Academic all-District and second-team Academic all-America honors a year ago.
Doyle has started 15 games for the Bears on defense and in the midfielder, and is sixth on the team with five goals. She scored a pair of goals in a 5-0 win over Mississippi College Aug. 31, and notched the game-winner in a 1-0 win at then No. 7-ranked Emory University Oct. 6. Doyle has started 75 of 79 career games played, and ranks 11th in school history with 18 assists. A three-time Academic All-University Athletics Association (UAA) selection, she has a 3.83 GPA while majoring in chemistry.
French has recorded a 13-1 record this season with a 0.31 goals against average and seven shutouts in 14 starts in goal. She leads the UAA and ranks eighth in NCAA Division III in save percentage (.920) and ninth in goals against average (0.31). A 2013 Academic All-UAA selection, French has a 3.65 GPA and is enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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 GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Doyle and French will be eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22, at Noon (ET).