Women's Soccer Trio Named Capital One Academic All-District

Women's Soccer Trio Named Capital One Academic All-District

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three members of the Felician College women’s soccer team – senior Jenn Hesse (Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton), junior Alysia Arcona (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) and sophomore Christie Calandrillo (Lincoln Park, N.J./Morris Catholic) – have been voted to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for District 1 in NCAA Division II, as coordinated and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

As First Team selections, all three players will move on to represent Felician on the Division II Capital One Academic All-America® ballot. Hesse, who earned First Team honors in 2011, and Arcona, who made the Second Team a year ago, are repeat winners. Calandrillo is an Academic All-District selection for the first time.

A list of all Felician student-athletes to ever win CoSIDA Academic-All-District accolades can be viewed at http://www.felicianathletics.com/information/Ac-A-A

In 2012, Hesse, a 5-foot-5 defender, started 14 games at outside back for the 7-9-1 Golden Falcons before suffering a late-season injury. She recorded one goal, and helped Felician to three shutout victories and a 1.60 team goals-against average. A four-year starter, she carries a 3.97 grade-point average as a criminal justice major. Hesse is a two-time Academic All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honoree.

Arcona, a 5-foot-9 forward, earned all-CACC honors on Thursday for the second time in her career. She led  Felician in scoring with 27 points on 12 goals and three assists, ranking among the top five scorers in the conference. A three-year starter, Arcona is a double-major in elementary education and English with a GPA of 3.05

Calandrillo is a second-year starter at center back. She started all but one game in 2012 and registered one assist, helping the Golden Falcon defense to a No. 4 league rank. She owns a perfect 4.00 GPA as a psychology major. 

CoSIDA’s District I for NCAA Division II is comprised of all members of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast-10 Conference. The entire set of 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Teams can be viewed at http://cosida.com/media/documents/2012/11/Womens_Soccer_2012_Academic_All_District_Teams.pdf.

2012 Capital One Academic All-District

Women's Soccer, District 1, NCAA Division II

Pos. Name YR School
GK Julia Hansson
JR Bridgeport
D Daniela Abruzzese
SR Southern New Hampshire
D Christie Calandrillo
SO Felician
D Jenn Hesse
SR Felician
D Emily Mongeau
GR Southern New Hampshire
M Sydney Bond JR Saint Rose
M Jackie Corbett
SO Roberts Wesleyan
M Marykate McShane
JR Chestnut Hill
M Prudence Rydstrom
SR LIU Post
F Alysia Arcona
JR Felician
F Danielle Dion
JR Merrimack
F Carmelina Poupolo JR Saint Rose