Donnellan, Geiger and McClellan Named Scholar All-East Region
A trio of seniors from the Capital University women's soccer team were named to the NSCAA Scholar All-East Region in recognition of their accomplishments during the 2013 season.
Goalkeeper Maggie Donnellan (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned first team honors, while defenders Michelle Geiger(Cincinnati, Ohio) and Corey McClellan (Columbus, Ohio) were named honorable mention.
Donnellan, an education major, maintained a 3.51 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale through the end of the spring 2013 semester to earn one of 13 coveted spots on the first team.
Geiger, a nursing major, has posted a 3.84 grade point average, while earning her first-ever Scholar All-East Region award.
For McClellan, much of the same in terms of making her first appearance as a Scholar All-East Region award winner, as she maintained a 3.51 grade point average while pursuing her degree in Biology/Pre-Med.
All three of these scholar seniors helped the Crusaders women's soccer program anchor a defense which propelled them into the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Semifinals this past December.
Women’s Soccer Trio Named Academic All-Ohio
Three members of the Capital University women's soccer team were selected Division III Academic All-Ohio by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA), the organization announced Friday, Jan. 10.
Senior Maggie Donnellan (Cincinnati, Ohio) garnered first team accolades, while senior Corey McClellan(Columbus, Ohio) and sophomore Mariah Richards(Canton, Ohio) earned second team honors.
All three players helped the Crusaders make their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament national semifinals in early December and post a school-record 19 wins during the 2013 season. Capital shared the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title and won the OAC Tournament championship before making its unprecedented run in the NCAAs, when they knocked off three straight nationally-ranked opponents, including No. 1 Washington (Mo.) in the national quarterfinals.
Donnellan and McClellan each served as captains in 2013.
Donnellan became the program's second-ever National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American in December. She currently carries a 3.77 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and is majoring in education. The team's starting goalkeeper for the last four years, Donnellan was named OAC Goalkeeper of the Year and first team All-OAC for the third consecutive year before earning first team NSCAA/Continental Tire Division III All-America honors. She led the OAC and ranked 13th in the nation in save percentage (.883) and posted a 19-5-2 record with eight solo shutouts (13 total shutouts).
McClellan, a second team All-OAC pick, recorded a GPA of 3.84 as a biology/pre-med major. A four-year starter, McClellan played a major role in helping Capital post 13 shutouts during the season. She also tallied an assist on the Crusaders' first goal in the team's 2-1 win over No. 14 Thomas More (Ky.) in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 on Nov. 23.
An Academic All-OAC honoree, Richards is a biology/pre-med major and carries a 3.65 GPA. She was named second team All-OAC for the second consecutive season and finished with seven points (three goals, one assist). Richards was the game-winning goal scorer in Capital's first two victories in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Chicago 1-0 in the second overtime in the first round before finding the back of the net late in the first half of the team's 1-0 victory over No. 16 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the second round.
Academic All-Ohio honorees must have started more than 50 percent of their team's games, must be of sophomore academic standing at their current institution, must carry at least a 3.20 GPA, must have participated in 50 percent of the team's games at the position on the nomination form and must have been a significant contributor to their team's success.
Story courtesy of our Sports Information Department. This full article and other articles from the season and post-season can be found on our website: http://athletics.capital.edu/sports/wsoc/index