Women's Soccer Places Nine on Academic All-OAC

Women's Soccer Places Nine on Academic All-OAC


Nine members of the Capital University women's soccer team were recognized for their efforts in the classroom, as they earned Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference accolades for the fall season.

Juniors Maura Fortino (Philadelphia, Pa.), Ashleigh Schmittle (Amherst, Ohio), and Morgan Austin (Jeromesville, Ohio) each received the award for the second consecutive year.

Sophomores Jackie Kelly (Fairfield, Ohio), Taylor Atkins (Bethel, Ohio), and Jenna Zuberi (Canal Winchester, Ohio), Becca Cartmill (Temecula, Calif.), Jordan Lyle (Sunbury, Ohio), and Alexis Brand (Orlando, Fla.) each earned their first Academic All-OAC award.

It was the second consecutive year that Austin, Fortino and Schmittle have been named Academic All-OAC. Austin posted a 3.68 grade-point average in studying Business/Political Science, while Fortino recorded a 3.97 grade-point average in public relations. Schmittle posted a 3.73 grade-point average in nursing.

Kelly followed with a 3.84 grade-point average in nursing, while Atkins posted a 3.82 in Criminology. Zuberi recorded a 3.80 grade-point average in Exercise Science and Cartmill posted a 3.67 grade-point average in Criminology.

Lyle, a Criminology/Psychology major, posted a 3.58 grade-point average, while classmate Brand recorded a 3.56 grade-point average in studying Biology. 

The Crusaders captured their second consecutive OAC Tournament Championship in 2014, advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament Round of 32 for the second straight season.