By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association has announced its 2018 All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio selections with three members of Capital University Women's Soccer named to the organization's lists.
Junior defender Allyssa Kimbler (London, Ohio/London) was named First Team All-Ohio while junior midfielder Maggie Peddicord (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) was named to the All-Ohio Second Team. The two were also named First Team Academic All-Ohio and were joined on that team by fellow junior Jordan Fike (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty).
Kimbler, one of the most talented center backs in the region, was a crucial part of the Crusader defense that allowed only 22 goals in 19 contests, the third-fewest in the Ohio Athletic Conference. She was also named First Team All-OAC, First Team All-Great Lakes Region, Academic All-OAC and First Team Scholar All-North/Central Region.
As the 2018 season progressed, Peddicord became one of the most impactful midfielders in the conference on offense and defense. The junior scored four goals, all in the final 11 games of the year and had five assists, both career highs. Peddicord was also named First Team All-OAC, Academic All-OAC, Second Team All-Great Lakes Region and Second Team Scholar All-North/Central Region.
Fike, a forward, scored five goals and tallied a career-high five assists for 15 points this season en route to First Team All-OAC honors. She was also named Academic All-OAC.
To be eligible for Academic All-Ohio, a student-athlete must start more than 50 percent of the team's games, be a sophomore or higher in academic standing plus be in their second year at the institution (if a transfer), possess at least a 3.20 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and be a significant contributor to the team's success.
The Crusaders finished the season with a 13-6 overall record and went 6-3 in conference play. Capital advanced to the OAC Tournament Semifinals but fell 1-0 to Otterbein University.