Trinity Women's Soccer Places Six on Academic All-District Team
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The No. 6/9 Tiger women's soccer team saw six of its players recognized as Academic All-District award winners from the College Sports Communicators on Tuesday.
Trinity had three seniors, two juniors, and a sophomore named to the team for the first time in their respective careers. The Tigers hold a record of 21-0-2 this season and have advanced to the NCAA III Sectionals for the third straight season. Trinity will face off against Christopher Newport University in the Third Round of the NCAA III Playoffs this weekend in Newport News, Virginia. The Captains defeated the Tigers 1-0 in last year's postseason on its way to winning the 2021 NCAA III Championship.
Head Coach Dylan Harrison is in his seventh season with the Tiger women's team and has chalked up more than 120 wins to go with six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships and seven consecutive appearances in the NCAA Playoffs.
Seniors Bailey Meyer (Southlake, Texas / Carroll), Molly Sheridan (St. Louis, Mo. / Kirkwood), and Alana Wickham (Rockwall, Texas / Rockwall), were joined by juniors Kyra Stafford (Albuquerque, N.M. / Hope Christian) and Ashlyn Zingelmann (San Antonio, Texas / Brandeis), as well as sophomore Michaela Bosco (Weatherford, Texas / Weatherford) on the Academic All-District Team this season.
Meyer was a United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-American and First Team All-Region player in 2021, who also earned United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region and Scholar All-American accolades last season. She won her second consecutive SCAC Defensive Player of the Year award and her third First Team All-SCAC selection this year. Meyer is also a three-time member of the SCAC Academic Honor Roll and has earned Trinity Dean's List honors in three semesters. She has led the Tiger team to 20 shutouts in 23 games this season.
Sheridan was named the 2022 SCAC Co-Player of the Year and made the All-SCAC First Team for the third time in her career. She is a three-time SCAC Academic Honor Roll recipient who has also made the Trinity Dean's List in two semesters. Sheridan has scored 19 goals and dished out eight assists in her 23 starts, as well as scoring four game-winning goals this season.
Wickham has started 17 of her 23 games played, scoring three goals and collecting six assists for a total of 12 points on the year. She has made the Trinity Dean's List three times in her career, as well as being named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll for the last three years.
Zingelmann is also one of Trinity's defenders on the back line, playing a huge role in the team's 20 shutouts on the year, as well as adding three goals scored and three assists in her 22 games started. She has earned distinction on the Trinity Dean's List in two semesters and was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll last year. Zingelmann earned a spot on the All-SCAC First Team this season after being named a Second Team All-SCAC player last year.
Stafford is a three-time All-SCAC performer who was named to the First Team for the first time this season. She leads the Tigers with 11 assists to go with four goals on the year – three of which have been game-winners. Stafford is also a two-time member of the SCAC Academic Honor Roll and has been named to the Trinity's Dean's List three times.
Bosco was named a First Team All-SCAC player this season and she leads Trinity with 20 goals scored and 49 total points. She has a team-leading nine game-winning goals this year and is also second among Tiger players with nine assists. Bosco was the SCAC Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player, scoring a hat trick in the SCAC Semifinals. Bosco was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll last year, as well as being named to the All-SCAC Freshman Team in 2021.