Maxwell named CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American

Emily Maxwell smiles as she hugs a teammate. The senior defender was named second-team Academic All-America by CoSIDA.

Austin, Texas -- Lynchburg College senior women's soccer player Emily Maxwell added yet another accolade to her already-impressive list of honors this week with a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America's Academic All-American second team.

The Quantico, Va. native wrapped up one of the most successful careers in program history this fall, earning a third All-American honor and her second Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year award.

Of course, Maxwell has also excelled in the classroom. She was the league's Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Maxwell, an exercise physiology major, boasts a GPA of 3.91.

Maxwell started four seasons at center back for the Hornets, most notably helping LC's NCAA Division III championship push as a freshman in 2014. She led Lynchburg to three ODAC championships and four NCAA tournament appearances over the course of her career, and she saved countless goals with her dogged defensive play.

She was also active in service, most notably traveling to Kenya and Uganda with other members of the Lynchburg women's soccer program via the Sports Outreach Institute and Women of Worth programs.

To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their team. Nominees are voted on in one of eight national districts by CoSIDA members with first team All-District honorees moving on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

Maxwell's award is the 18th Academic All-America nod in Lynchburg athletics history, and it is the seventh such accolade for Lynchburg women's soccer.

The full teams and CoSIDA's press release can be found here.


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