Hirsch named to CoSIDA women’s soccer team


AUSTIN, Texas – CoSIDA named Fort Hays State Women’s Soccer senior Darby Hirsch to its Academic All-America Team on Wednesday (Dec. 4). Hirsch is one of nine forwards nationally in NCAA Division II to receive the honor. Sports Information and Athletic Communication professionals nationwide vote on the Academic All-America Team, which reflects both academic and athletic accomplishments of the individuals selected.

Hirsch owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average as a Nursing major at FHSU. She is a three-time recipient of the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for maintaining the perfect 4.0 GPA.

On the field, Hirsch is a two-time All-MIAA selection, receiving an honorable mention selection as a junior and second-team honors as a senior this year. Hirsch was the team leader in points this season with 15 by producing six goals and three assists. She tied for the team lead in goals and assists. Hirsch had 48 points throughout her career at FHSU with 15 goals and 18 assists, including eight game-winning goals, while logging over 4,000 minutes on the pitch.

By earning All-MIAA honors on the field once again this year, Hirsch also earned the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award for a second straight year. The honor goes to individuals that have at least a 3.5 GPA and earn all-conference status.

Below is the 2019 CoSIDA Women’s Soccer Academic All-America Team in NCAA Division II.


Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
GK Abbey Frail Wingate University 3.92 Gr. History
D Caitlin deVries (3) West Liberty University 4.00 Sr. Environmental Stewardship
D Amanda Hemmen (1) Montana State University at Billings 4.00 Sr. Biology
D Aleesa Muir University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 3.95 Sr. Biological & Biomedical Sciences
D Caitlin Quaempts (3) Florida Southern College 4.00 Sr. Biology / Spanish
M Lauren Kate Carter Mississippi College 4.00 Sr. Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
M Kelsey Cook Dixie State University 3.96 Jr. Business Administration
M Charléne Nowotny Flagler College 3.96 Sr. Psychology
F Makenzie Dawes Ferris State University 4.00 Jr. Mechanical Engineering Technology
F Sara Sandberg Flagler College 3.91 Jr. Psychology
F Jenny Vetter Minnesota State University, Mankato 4.00 So. Biology


Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
GK Rachel Grisham Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Criminal Justice
D Madison Burgard Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Chemistry & Health Sciences
D Madeline Goodfellow (2) Columbus State University 4.00 Jr. Management
D Abigael McGarel Lenoir-Rhyne University 3.92 Sr. Sports Management
D Kristina Miller Kutztown University 3.99 Sr. Business Administration – Finance
D Hannah Pavek Concordia-St. Paul 3.98 Sr. Biology
M Emma Heikkila Nova Southeastern University 3.85 Sr. Finance
M Sophia Ketchmark Wayne State College 4.00 Sr. Life Sciences & Biology
M Jordyn Minda Slippery Rock University 4.00 So. Exercise Science
F Maegen Doyle (1) University of Bridgeport 3.77 Sr. Marketing Analytics & Systems
F Darby Hirsch Fort Hays State University 4.00 Sr. Nursing
F Nina Predanic The College of Saint Rose 3.71 Sr. Business Administration


Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major
GK Emma Yoder Slippery Rock University 4.00 So. Mathematics
D Kilee Allsop Dixie State University 3.95 Sr. Digital Design
D Lira Mathes Carson-Newman University 4.00 Jr. Biology
D Sydney O’Donnell Grand Valley State University 3.65 Jr. Nursing
M Gwen Schemm Frostburg State 4.00 Sr. Communications / Psychology
M Katie Taylor Mississippi College 3.76 Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies
M Monica Wood East Stroudsburg University 3.93 Sr. Business Management
F Riley Clark Columbus State University 3.73 Sr. Nursing
F Madisyn Hunt Kentucky Wesleyan College 3.74 Jr. Forensic Psychology
F Selene Konyn Western Oregon University 4.00 Sr. Early Childhood Education

CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Member of the Year: Charléne Nowotny, Flagler College

(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America first team selection in 2018
(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America second team selection in 2018
(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America third team selection in 2018

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