STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College senior forward Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) has garnered Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) organization on Thursday.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their excellence both on the field and in the classroom. The District Team selections are divided into eight geographic districts and further delineated by NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
DaGraca, a Medical Biology/Pre-Vet major, is a two-time Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Academic honoree and has been listed on the Dean's List following each of her six semesters at Saint Joseph's. She was also the recipient of the Chemistry department's 2017 Organic Chemistry Award and is a member of the SJC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
A two-year team captain, DaGraca this season has solidified her place in the Monks' record books as the program's most accomplished offensive player. By wide margins she is the Monks' career leader in goals (69), points (153), game-winners (20), and shots (401) and she currently ranks sixth in points and goals among all active NCAA DIII Women's Soccer players.
The two-time GNAC Offensive Player of the Year (2016, 2018) and four-time First Team All-GNAC honoree led the conference in goals (19), points (44) and game-winning goals (7) this fall.
DaGraca is one of four GNAC women's soccer players to earn the academic award, as she is joined by Simmons senior Ciara Forde, Emmanuel senior Mikayla Guthrie, and Norwich junior Mary-Kait Mace. She is the second player in SJC women's soccer history to claim the Academic All-District® accolade – former teammate Sarah Comtois '18 collected the award during her junior and senior seasons.
First team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
About The Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit www.AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.