Greenwood, Ind. — The College Sports Information Directors of America named University of Lynchburg senior Caitlin Dorsch to its Academic All-District women's soccer team in NCAA Division III's District 5, the organization announced Thursday.
The senior from Chesapeake was the lone goalkeeper on the 12-woman team.
A criminology major with a 3.97 cumulative GPA, Dorsch started every one of Lynchburg's 20 matches between the pipes. She earned an 11-8-1 won-lost mark with a goals-against average of 1.52 and 71 saves. She had three shutouts and took part in four more clean sheets posted by the Hornet defense.
In addition to Dorsch's stellar academic record, she is a star across campus as well. She is a scholar in the Westover Honors College; serves as president of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity; copy desk chief for The Critograph, Lynchburg's student-run newspaper; and was a finalist for the Sommerville Scholarship, Lynchburg's highest undergraduate academic honor.
Along with other members of the Lynchburg women's soccer program, Dorsch also studied abroad in Kenya and Uganda with the Sports Outreach Institute, helping to build infrastructure and provide support for women's empowerment in poor and remote communities through the lens of soccer.
She is minoring in both history and sociology.
The Academic All-District honor makes Dorsch eligible for CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams, voted on by CoSIDA members nationwide. The Division III teams will be announced in early December. Lynchburg's women's soccer program has seen at least one player named Academic All-America in six of the past seven seasons.