Women's Soccer: Two Honored For Academics

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • November 02, 2010 02:15 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Two members of the West Virginia women’s soccer team were named ESPN Academic All-District selections announced College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) officials today. Junior Chelsey Corroto was named a first-team choice while sophomore Bri Rodriguez was named to the second team.

“We are very proud of Chelsey and Bri for their commitment to being true student-athletes,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “It is very fitting that they are rewarded for their hard work on the field and in the classroom.”

Corroto, a journalism major with a 3.90 GPA, was named a second team academic all-district pick last season. She is one of only 11 student-athletes to earn first-team honors in the University Division of District 2. District 2 covers all universities in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

A Hilliard, Ohio, native, Corroto has played in 17 of 19 matches this season, including three starts. She has spent time at both forward and defender, helping the Mountaineer defense record 11 shutouts on the season as an outside back.

As a first-team selection, Corroto will now be placed on the national ballot for consideration for the ESPN Academic All-America team.

Rodriguez, an Aurora, Ill., native is the 12th different player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors with her 3.41 GPA in sport management. Rodriguez ranks second on the team in points with 16 behind five goals and a team-best six assists.

To qualify for the all-academic teams, student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.30, reach sophomore athletic and academic standing, and participate in a minimum of 50 percent of its teams games. Student-athletes are nominated by their respective sports information directors and are voted on by members of CoSIDA.

Corroto, Rodriguez and the Mountaineers return to action on Friday, Nov. 5, against Connecticut in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals.