December 15, 2016
3 Monmouth women feted for scholastic achievement
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Three student-athletes from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champion Monmouth University women’s were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Scholar All-East Region Teams.
Senior defender Julie Spracklin become Monmouth’s second NSCAA Scholar All-Region first team selection in program history, joining Ali Kliment in 2010. Spracklin, a Health Studies major with a 3.51 grade-point average, helped the Hawks advance to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the fourth time in program history. Monmouth’s defense recorded 11 shutouts, including seven during conference play, and the Hawks led the MAAC in goals-against average at 0.92. Individually, Spracklin contributed four goals and five assists on the year and was a NSCAA first team All-Region choice.
Senior forward Rachael Ivanicki earned a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team. The Business Accounting and Finance major carries a 3.69 cumulative GPA and was a first team All-MAAC choice. Ivanicki was third on the team with eight goals and fourth with 20 points (eight goals, four assists) on the season. The MAAC All-Tournament Team selection led the Hawks with four game-winning goals and scored the program’s first-ever goal in the NCAA Tournament.
Junior forward Rachelle Ross joined Ivanicki on the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Second Team. A Health Studies major with a 3.37 overall GPA, Ross registered 25 points on the year (10 goals, five assists) and was a first team All-MAAC choice, in addition to being named to the All-Tournament Team. Ross scored nine of her 10 goals and registered four of her five assists against conference opponents. A 2016 All-Northeast Region Third Team selection, Ross is Monmouth’s active leader with 20 career goals and is tied for 20th in the Monmouth record books in goals scored.
Monmouth’s three Scholar All-Region honorees are the most since 2009 when it also had three players named to the Scholar All-Region Team.