Kristen Canepa Named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American

Kristen Canepa Named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American

San Antonio - Trinity senior Kristen Canepa has been elected as an NCAA Division III First Team Women's Scholar All-American for the second year in a row by United Soccer Coaches.

The talented defender earlier was tabbed for the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team for the second straight occasion. Canepa also made the organization's All-West Region First Team and the Scholar All-West Region Team. Additionally, Canepa was named  the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight time. In 2018, Canepa was elected to the D3soccer.com All-America First Team.

An accounting major, Canepa has qualified for Trinity's Dean's List and the SCAC Academic Honor Roll three times each in her career. 

Canepa spearheaded a strong Tiger defense during the 2019 campaign which posted 15 shutout games. Trinity was ranked 11th in Division III shutout percentage at 0.682. The Tigers allowed 11 goals during the season and held a #15 ranking in goals-against average at .049.  

Offensively, Canepa contributed five goals - two of which were game-winners - and shelled out two assists to her teammates. One of her assists occurred during an NCAA DIII First-Round game against Pacific Lutheran (WA) University, and a goal was scored during a Second-Round matchup with Hardin-Simmons (TX) University.

The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the first time since the 2016 season, and were eliminated by eventual champion Messiah (PA) College. Trinity completed the season with a 17-4-1 overall record and an 8-0-0 mark in the SCAC. The Tigers won the regular-season SCAC title and finished as runner-up in the conference championship, which earned an at-large bid to the national postseason event.

D3soccer.com posted a Trinity final ranking of #20, while United Soccer Coaches listed the Tigers at #22. Fourth-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison and his assistant coaches were elected the DIII West Region Staff of the Year by United Soccer Coaches.