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Five Maroons Selected to CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-District Team

Five Maroons Selected to CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-District Team

CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-District

CHICAGO – Five members of the University of Chicago women's soccer team was selected Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

Academic All-District recipients must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. The women's soccer Academic All-Americans will be announced in December.

Whitley Cargile repeated as an Academic All-District recipient for the second-straight year. The senior defender was picked Second Team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) on Thursday as well. An economics major, Cargile is a three-time member of the UAA All-Academic Team and was a 2016 NSCAA Scholar All-American. She has tallied three assists and starts on the back line for a Maroon defense that has only allowed six goals in 18 games (0.33 per game).

Fresh off her second-straight UAA MVP award, Jenna McKinney was also named Academic All-District. The junior midfielder leads the team with 11 goals and has tallied four assists. An economics major, McKinney is a two-time UAA All-Academic Team recipient.

A trio of Maroon sophomores rounded out UChicago's Academic All-District honorees – Katie Donovan, Mackenzie Peebles and Hanna Watkins.

Donovan, an economics and comparative human development double major, owns a 14-0 record at her goalkeeper position. She is the UAA leader in save percentage (.895), goals allowed (2) and goals-against average (0.23). Donovan was a 2017 All-UAA honorable mention pick, as well as a 2017 UAA All-Academic Team member.

Peebles, an economics major, has started all 18 games at defender. The Maroons have totaled 13 shutouts on the year. The sophomore was named First Team All-UAA and has contributed five assists on the season. She is a 2017 UAA All-Academic recipient.  

Watkins ranks fourth on the team in scoring with seven goals and two assists. A sophomore economics major, Watkins achieved UAA All-Academic Team status in 2017. She has started all 18 games at midfielder.