NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Philadelphia University women's soccer team had a conference-best 11 student-athletes earn a place on the 2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer All-Academic Team.
The 11 student-athletes on the all-academic team are the most in program history, surpassing the previous record of six which occurred three times (2011, 2013, 2014).
Helen Finke has a 3.78 grade-point average (GPA) in the physician assistant studies major to earn a spot on the team for the third time in her career. Finke is one of 12 players from across the conference to be a three-time all-academic team honoree.
Joining Finke on the team are 10 first-time honorees: Parisse Dawkins (business), Jada Fields (psychology), Morgan Foster (physician assistant studies), Michelle Gagnon (occupational therapy), Brooke Haden (occupational therapy), Amy Heller (business), Katie Neveil (business), Tessa Nykanen (environmental sustainability), Carley Sliwka (occupational therapy), and Megan Sullivan (health sciences).
Overall, the CACC had 65 student-athletes earn all-academic recognition.
In order to be named to the CACC Women's Soccer All-Academic Team, recipients be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student-athlete at their current school for at least two semesters, and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher through the spring or summer semester of 2016.
Philadelphia went 9-8-1 overall during the 2016 season and qualified for the CACC Tournament with an 8-3-1 record.