BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Two women's soccer student-athletes from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Division III Women's Soccer Academic All-America Teams, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Tuesday. St. Thomas senior McKenna Peplinski was named to the First Team, while Augsburg junior Ashley St. Aubin received Second Team accolades.
Peplinski (Maple Grove, Minn.) finished her 81-game career at St. Thomas with 10 goals and six assists as a defender for the Tommies. UST went 61-15-6 in Peplinski's career, the best four-year run in program history. In the classroom, Peplinski is a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.99 grade-point average.
St. Aubin (Burnsville, Minn.) led the MIAC in scoring for the third consecutive season in 2018, setting program records with 21 goals and 53 points on the year. A mathematics and mathematical economics major with a 3.83 grade-point average, St. Aubin is the first Augsburg women's soccer player ever to earn Academic All-America honors as awarded by CoSIDA.
A total of 34 players earned spots on the three Academic All-America women's soccer teams. Each team is made up of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, with four forwards on the Third Team.
|2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America|
|D||McKenna Peplinski||St. Thomas||Sr.||3.99||Mechanical Engineering||First Team||--|
|F||Ashley St. Aubin||Augsburg||Jr.||3.83||Mathematics | Mathematical Economics||Second Team||--|