Soccer teams win academic awards
Both the men's and women's soccer squads recently received Team Academic Awards from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for achievement in the 2003-04 academic year. Kenyon was one of just fifty-three institutions nationwide to have both of its soccer programs earn the honor.
In order to be eligible for the award, a soccer team had to have its members maintain a minimum combined 3.00 grade point average for the entire academic year. The Lords surpassed that mark by turning in a 3.04 average, while the Ladies posted a team average of 3.33.
The Lords' program was one of just seventy-three in all of collegiate soccer to earn the NSCAA award, while the Ladies were one of 290 women's programs to be recognized.
In addition to the team award, the Ladies had some individual award winners. Junior Blair Heiser was selected as a First Team All-America player by the Jewish Sports Review, a national publication recognized as the foremost authority on Jewish athletes around the world. Heiser, who recorded six goals, four assists, and a team-high sixteen points during the Ladies' 2004 campaign, was the first Kenyon women's soccer player to collect an All-America award of any sort since Hilary Marx '96 did so at the conclusion of the 1994 season.
Capping off the season's awards, Heiser and Annie Brobst were each named to the All-Ohio soccer team. Brobst finished off her sophomore season with four goals, five assists, and thirteen points.