Cardinals Place Four Athletes on the AllACC Womens Soccer Academic Team

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville senior centerback Gabrielle Vincent, sophomores Emina Ekic and Gabby Kouzelos and freshman Maisie Whitsett were named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team on Thursday afternoon. A two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection, Ekic earned second team All-American honors by the United Soccer Coaches Association this season. She was also named a first team all-region selection after an impressive sophomore campaign.  Following the regular season, she earned first team All-ACC honors.  Coming off an injury from last season, she was outstanding in ACC play this season.  Ekic, the 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year, finished the regular season with seven goals and five assists for 19 points. An exercise science major, Ekic was also a Red and Black Scholar and selected to the ACC Honor Roll. Vincent was a second team all-region selection by the United Soccer Coaches Association.  The senior was a starting centerback for the Cardinals all four seasons.  She helped guide Louisville to seven shutouts this season, while dishing out one assist. Vincent also served as team captain the last two seasons and helped guide the Cardinals to their best ACC finish and an NCAA Tournament appearance in her final season. She is majoring in computer information systems and was named to the ACC Honor Roll her freshman year.Kouzelos, a redshirt sophomore, led the Cardinals in goal this season, starting all 19 matches.  She finished the season with seven shutouts and a 12-7-0 record.  For the year, Kouzelos finished with a 1.06 goals against average and collected 38 saves.  The exercise science major is also a Red and Black Scholar.  She was also on the AD Honor Roll and named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll as well. Whitsett had a breakthrough rookie year, finishing the season as the Cardinals’ second leading scorer.  The biology major was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI teams.  She played in every match for the Cardinals and finished with 20 points.  She led the team with nine goals and also dished out two assists.   She was also second on the team with three game-winning goals. Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the team.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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