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Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Earns Three CSC Academic All-District

Three Appalachian State women’s soccer players earned Academic All-District Recognition from College Sports Communicators. Kerry Eagleston, Kaitlyn Little, and Shannon Studer represented the Mountaineers as the Sun Belt Conference garnered 54 players on the list.

Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First, second and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in late December.

The Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.50 GPA or higher, have a minimum of one year completed at their current institution and must have either started in 66% or competed in 90% of all matches.

Eagleston played and started all 18 games, accounting for all 1,640 minutes in goal on the season. She set App State program records for career saves (416), career shutouts (25), single-season shutouts (8) and career games played (90). She ended her career as the NCAA Division I active leader in saves and minutes played by a goalkeeper (8,241). Eagleston finished the season ranked fourth in the Sun Belt in saves (64), fourth in shutouts (8), seventh in save percentage (.800) and seventh in goals-against average (.878). She allowed just eight goals in conference play and earned SBC Defenseive Player of the Week after her record-setting shutout against Georgia State in the season finale on Oct. 26 helped the Mountaineers clinch a first-round bye at the Sun Belt tournament. In the opening round, she recorded a season-high nine saves in the Sun Belt tournament match against JMU.

Little played and started in all 18 games on the season, totaling 1,623 minutes on the season. Little led the defense to a program-record eight shutouts. She played at least 90 minutes in 17 of 18 games on the season. Little finished her career with 71 appearances and 50 starts.

Studer played and started in all 18 games on the season. totaling 1,563 minutes. She played at least 90 minutes in 14 matches including each of the final 10 games of the year. Studer scored her lone goal of the year against Marshall on Oct. 5, when she also added two assists for a career-high four points in a match. Her three assists were tied for second on the team. Studer finished the season with 12 shots and four shots on target.