Maroon Soccer Hauls in Four Scholar All-America Honors from USC

Jenna McKinney, Madison Peebles, Max Lopez and Nicco Capotosto
Jenna McKinney, Madison Peebles, Max Lopez and Nicco Capotosto

USC Men's Scholar All-Americans

USC Women's Scholar All-Americans

CHICAGO – Four members of the University of Chicago soccer teams earned recognition on the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Scholar All-America Teams on Monday.

Scholar All-America recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
  • Started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
  • Nominated by head coach of current College Services member institution
  • Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school

Max Lopez was a First Team Scholar All-American on the men's side. An environmental and global studies double major, Lopez was the team's leading scorer this year with 16 goals and six assists. The senior forward was also picked as a Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American on December 4. He is a two-time University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Academic Team recipient.

The women's First Team Scholar All-America listed featured defender Mackenzie Peebles. The junior economics major posted three goals and one assist in 17 games played. Peebles was a Google Cloud Academic All-District member this year and is a two-time UAA All-Academic Team member.

Jenna McKinney secured a spot on the women's Second Team as a midfielder. A senior economics major, she paced the Maroon offense with 10 goals and two assists. Earlier in December, McKinney was also a Google Cloud Third Team Academic All-American. She was the 2017 USC Scholar Player of the Year and has earned three UAA All-Academic honors in her career.

Nicco Capotosto clinched men's Second Team status as well. A senior psychology and public policy double major, Capotosto collected one assist and helped UChicago's defense finished with 12 shutouts. The defensive midfielder is a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree.