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Women's Soccer - Thu, Nov. 17, 2016

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team

Kayla Anderson was named to the 2016 Academic All-America College Division Women's Soccer Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The CoSIDA Academic All-America Team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions, and are selected based on the students' work on the field and in the classroom. Nominees must be starters or important reserves, sophomores or older, with at least 3.30 cumulative grade point averages.

Anderson, a senior from Naperville, Ill., was the leader of a defense that allowed 0.90 goals per match. The Bees posted nine shutouts, including seven in conference play.

Anderson also made her mark offensively, scoring a team-leading 11 goals, including three game-winners, and adding two assists. She was 4-for-5 on penalty kicks on the year.

St. Ambrose climbed as high as No. 13 in the country, the highest national ranking in program history. Behind the play of Anderson, the Bees finished 14-4-2 overall and third in the CCAC with a 10-2 league mark.

She advanced to the all-America ballot after earning all-district honors in late October.