Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Slaughter, Brandon, Turner Earn NSCAA Scholar All-American Honors

Mount Pleasant- Seniors Katie Slaughter, Bailey Brandon, and Stefanie Turner were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) 2012 Scholar All-America Team.

Slaughter, a biochemistry major, earned a 3.89 GPA while playing a monumental role on a defensive line that led the MAC in overall shutouts (12) and conference shutouts (7). She was named to the All-MAC First Team, MAC All-Tournament Team, and Academic All-MAC Team.

Brandon is the only Chippewa to be named to the CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-America Team multiple times (2011, 2012). As the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, she played alongside Slaughter on the 25 ranked defense in shutout percentage in the country. Brandon maintained a 3.94 GPA as a law and economics major while starting every game this season for the Chippewas.

Turner ranks second in CMU history with 11 shutouts in a single season and third in single season wins with 12. She was named to the All-MAC First Team, Academic All-MAC Team, and the CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District V First Team for her outstanding efforts on the field and in the classroom. The biomedical sciences major earned a 3.85 GPA and only allowed six goals against in conference play, best in the MAC.

Slaughter, Brandon, and Turner join Shay Mannino (2009) and Liesel Toth (2011) as the only Chippewas to receive the NSCAA’s Scholar All-American award. Slaughter is first in CMU history to earn NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team honors.

NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
Pos Name Class School Major GPA Hometown
K Elizabeth Hoerner Jr. Navy Oceanography (Honors) 3.77 Lititz, Pa.
D Ally Miller Sr. Marquette Advertising 3.86 Mequon, Wis.
D Jessica Morrow Sr Boston University Business Administration  3.79 Andover, Mass.
D Natalie Norris* Sr. Utah State Human Movement Science 3.95 Sandy, Utah
D Katie Slaughter Sr. Central Michigan Biochemistry 3.89 Cincinnati, Ohio
M Vanessa DiBernardo Jr. Illinois Sports Administration 3.60 Naperville, Ill.
M Betsy Hassett* Sr. California Social Welfare 3.37 Auckland, New Zealand
M Holly King* Sr. Florida Education 3.59 Ashburn, Va.
M Kylie Louw* Sr. Stephen F. Austin Kinesiology 3.79 Discovery, South Africa
M Mallory  Schaffer* Sr. William and Mary Biology 3.66 Allison Park, Pa.
F Dana Larsen Sr. Baylor Biochemistry 4.00 Mequon, Wis.
F Colleen  Williams* Sr. Dayton Sports Management  3.37 Titusville, N.J.
NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team
Pos First Class School Major GPA Hometown
K Amy Howard Sr. Auburn Elementary Education 3.65 Mandeville, La.
K Erica Owens Jr. Brigham Young Exercise and Wellness 3.67 Salt Lake City, Utah
D Bailey Brandon Sr. Central Michigan Law and Economics 3.94 Livonia, Mich.
D Kassey Kallman Jr. Florida State Business 3.68 Woodbury, Minn.
D Lauren Patterson Sr Wright State Chemistry 3.47 Colorado Springs, Colo.
D Casey  Short Sr. Florida State Criminology 3.40 Naperville, Ill.
M Rachel Brown Sr. Marquette Accounting and Finance 3.56 Lake Zurich, Ill.
M Juliana Libertin Jr Dayton Exercise Science 3.71 Uniontown, Ohio
M Bri Rodriguez Sr West Virginia Sports Management  3.30 Aurora, Ill.
M Renee Washington Jr LaSalle Communications 3.65 Ewing, N.J.
F Tesa  McKibben Jr Saint Francis (Pa.) Management and Marketing 3.65 Cogan Station, Pa.
F Carlee Payne-Holmoe* Sr. Brigham Young Public Health 3.50 Pleasanton, Calif.
F Rafaelle Souza Jr. Mississippi Civil Engineering 3.72 Salvador, Brazil
NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team
Pos First Class School Major GPA Hometown
K Stefanie Turner Sr. Central Michigan Biomedical Science 3.85 Livonia, Mich.
D Megan Fuller Jr. Ohio State Psychology 3.41 Bondurant, Iowa
D Alecia McNiff Jr. Saint Francis (Pa.) Physical Therapy 3.30 Marietta, Pa.
D Whitney Sharpe Sr. Loyola Marymount History 3.68 West Des Moines, Iowa
D Aurelia Soloman Sr. Dartmouth Geography 3.40 Washington, D.C.
M Paige Goeglein Sr. Middle Tennessee State Economics 3.95 Fort Wayne, Ind.
M Clarissa Hernandez Jr. South Alabama Chemical Engineering 3.95 Pensacola, Fla.
M Jennifer Meier Jr. Rider Elementary Education 3.67 Sayville, N.Y.
F Caroline Kastor Jr. Kansas Classical Antiquity 3.53 Wichita, Kan.
F Megan Marchesano Sr. Oklahoma State Nutritional Sciences 3.62 Tulsa, Okla.
Nichole  Schiro Sr. Loyola (Md.) Biology 3.86 Okemos, Mich.