Friday, October 30, 2009
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four Westminster College soccer players earned recognition on the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Men's and Women's Soccer Teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Sophomore midfielder Samantha Killmeyer (Medina, Ohio/Highland) earned second-team honors for the Women's Soccer Academic All-District II College Division, while sophomore defender Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland) earned a spot on the third team.
Junior midfielder Aaron Zavora (Westmoreland City, Pa./Norwin) and sophomore forward Coty Hainsey (New Paris, Pa./Chestnut Ridge) earned third-team honors for the Men's Soccer Academic All-District II College Division.
Killmeyer, an English major with a 3.69 grade-point average, led all of NCAA Division III in assists last year with 0.95 per game for a school-record 20 on the season. Currently, Killmeyer is second on the team with eight goals and is tied for the team lead with four assists. Dever, an exploratory major with a 3.78 GPA, has started all 19 games in the back line for the Titans (13-5-1) while assisting on three goals.
Zavora, a mathematics major with a 3.42 GPA, is tied for fourth on the team with four goals, while he also has three assists to give him 11 points on the year. Hainsey, also a mathematics major with a 3.64 GPA, has two goals and five assists for nine points for the 9-9 Titans.
The District II College Division consists of all non-NCAA Division I college and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.