The Coastal Carolina University women's soccer team had two players selected to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III University Women's Soccer team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today (Nov. 3). Senior Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) was selected to the first team, while senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) was named to the third team.
Fisher, who has a 3.473 grade-point average in early childhood education, was selected to the Big South All-Academic Team Nov. 2. She also was a First Team All-Big South selection. Fisher is third on the team and tied for seventh in the Big South with 10 goals and ranks sixth in the conference with 28 points. Fisher had a hat trick in a 6-2 win over Charleston Southern Oct. 5 and was named the Big South Player of the Week after that contest. She also had the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over Jacksonville Sept. 11 and had two assists in a 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Oct. 16. Coastal defeated the Lady Buccaneers 6-2 in the two squads earlier meeting Oct. 5.
Fisher now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.
Parsons, who has a 3.404 grade-point average in physical education, was an Academic All-Big South selection in 2004 and was an NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honorable mention the same season. She earned All-Big South First Team honors for the third year in a row Nov. 2, joining Candice Doten (2000-03) as three-time members of the first team from CCU. The senior leads Coastal with nine assists and 35 points and is second with 13 goals. Parsons leads Coastal in every career category, including goals (38), assists (19) and points (95). Parsons also tops the team with four game-winning goals, including two in overtime wins over Wofford and Winthrop. Parsons has scored a goal in eight of Coastals 18 games and had a hat trick in a 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Oct. 16.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American program. The academic team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be nominated, student-athletes must be a starter or an important reserve with a minimum grade point average of 3.20. Team members are selected by a vote of members of College Sports Information Directors of America within the district.
Coastal, the fourth seed, faces fifth-seeded Charleston Southern Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the 2005 Big South Women's Soccer Tournament.