Nov. 6, 2014WEST POINT, N.Y. – – Army junior Katie Holder was among a select field of 11 women’s soccer student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in Wednesday’s announcement by the conference office. The award was voted on by the leagues 10 women’s soccer sports information directors who could not vote for their players.
It is the second conference honor this week for Holder, a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.702 GPA, who was named to the All-Patriot League First Team as a forward on Monday in earning her second career all-league citation. A third team selection last year, the native of Stillwater, Minn., was also named to College Sports Madness 2014 Patriot League All-Conference Team on Wednesday.
To be eligible for the Corvias Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and played in at least 50 percent of his/her team’s games. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
Army’s offensive leader in 2014, Holder closed out her third season on the pitch recording six goals, 12 points and three game winners as a starter in all 19 games. A starter in 55 career games, Holder scored 11 goals, four assists and 26 points, along with six game winners, over the first three seasons on the pitch.
Now in its fifth year, the Academic All-Patriot League Team was added for all sports beginning in the 2010-11 season to honor student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team has 11 student-athletes to equal the size of the sport’s All-Patriot League first team.
It is also the second academic recognition this season for Holder, who was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 Team week and is eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Army closed out its season fourth in the conference regular-season standings with a 4-2-3 mark along with hosting a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal round for the second straight year under head coach Marcia McDermott.