MOUNT PLEASANT - Success extends off the field for the Central Michigan soccer program.
Senior defender Bethany Allport, junior defender Bailey Brandon and junior goalkeeper Stefanie Turner were each named to the Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V first team Friday, the organization announced.
The three first-team selections are the most in program history for the Chippewas. Allport, Brandon and Turner join fellow Chippewas Shay Mannino (2009) and Jacquie Lacek (2004, '06) as the only other Academic All-District first-team selections in program history.
Allport (3.96/Finance) appeared in 16 games, starting 14, for the Chippewas' defense before being sidelined with a season-ending injury. The senior tallied a single assist and helped the Maroon and Gold post 10 shutouts. Allport also earned Academic All-MAC honors in 2009.
Brandon (3.93/Law and Economics) earns first-team honors after being named a third-team selection a year ago. She has started every game on a defense that ranks fifth in the country in goals-against average and set a MAC record by allowing just seven goals in the regular season. The junior has scored one goal and tallied two assists on the season and was named the MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 14.
Turner (3.96/Biology/Biomedical Sciences) ranks 11th in the country with a goals-against average of 0.51 and has combined to help the Chippewas post the fifth best team goals-against average among Division I programs. She has posted an 11-2-2 record on the season while recording four shutouts.
Toth (3.86/Health Fitness) earns her first Academic All-District honor a day after being named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year. A two-time Academic All-MAC selection, she has started all 86 games of her career and is a co-captain on the back line that posts a goals-against average of just 0.38.
Abbott (3.92/Biology) also earns Academic All-District honors for the first time in her career. A clutch player throughout her career, two of her three goals have been game winners in 2011, as have eight of her 10 career goals. She has started 27 consecutive matches, including all 20 this season, and is tied for second on the Chippewas in goals scored.
Hawkins (3.67/Communications Disorders) earns an academic honor for the first time in her career with her third-team selection. Prior to going down with a season-ending injury, she was the team's leading goal scorer with three and also led the team with seven points.
The six Academic All-District selections are the most in program history, while the three first-team selections are the most of any school in District V.
The Chippewas have posted the nation's best grade-point average in six straight years.
Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Division I Winners
GK - Stefanie Turner, Central Michigan, 3.96/Biology/Biomedical Sciences
MF - Anna Cicerone, Western Michigan, 3.96/Biomedical Sciences
MF - Courtney Barg, Notre Dame, 3.61/Accounting
MF - Elizabeth Tucker, Notre Dame, 4.0/Accounting
D - Bethany Allport, Central Michigan, 3.97/Finance
D - Hillary Blake, Eastern Illinois, 4.0/Accounting
D - Kathleen Beljan, Dayton, 3.46/Chemical Engineering
D - Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan, 3.93/Law and Economics
F - Laura Heyboer, Michigan State, 3.56/Kinesiology
F - Colleen Williams, Dayton, 3.39/Sports Management
F - Kristen Lynn, Toledo, 3.89/Exercise Science
GK - Jill Flietstra, Michigan State, 3.95/Criminal Justice
MF - Anna Stinson, Illinois State, 4.0/Exercise Science
MF - Jessica Blake, Eastern Illinois, 4.0/Elementary Education
MF - Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois, 3.39/Undeclared
D - Emily Kenyon, Dayton, 3.64/Chemical Engineering
D - Liesel Toth, Central Michigan, 3.86/Health Fitness
D - Kelsey Baskins, Western Michigan, 3.97/Accounting
D - Laura Lins, Illinois, 3.99/Chemistry/Athletic Training
F - Chelsi Abbott, Central Michigan, 3.92/Biology
F - Jessacca Gironda, Kent State, 3.94/Buisness Administration
F - Jessica Carlson, Illinois State, 3.87/Physical Education
GK - Katie Baumgardner, Ohio State, 3.41 Sports and Leisure Studies
GK - Haley Kopmeyer, Michigan, 3.47/Spanish & Political Science
MF - Ashley Eck, Eastern Illinois, 3.96/Elementary Education
MF - Carly Samp, Indiana, 3.32/Sport Marketing & Management
MF - Sarah Senoyuit, Dayton, 3.97/Psychology
MF - Kayla Zakrzewski, Miami, 3.41/Sports Studies
D - Liz Sullivan, Ohio State, 3.96/Pscyhology
D - Molly Campbell, Notre Dame, 3.59/Political Science
D - Skylar Chew, Ball State, 4.0/Psychology
D - Brigit Reder, Ball State, 3.92/Special Education
D - Jenna Carosio, Illinois, 3.81/Civil Engineering
D - Kristen Goncalves, Michigan, 3.56/Bran, Behavior & Cognitive Science
D - Megan Scharer, Dayton, 3.79/Exercise Science
F - Tara O'Toole, Indiana, 3.84/Pre-Med
F - Megan Pawloski, Illinois, 3.61/Speech Language Pathology
F - Autumn Hawkins, Central Michigan, 3.67/Communications Disorders
F - Stephanie Clarke, Eastern Michigan, 4.0/Biology
F - Nicole Gyurgyik, Toledo, 3.97/Nursing
F - Josie Grant, Dayton, 3.35/Exercise Science
F - Juliana Libertin, Dayton, 3.77/Exercise Science