December 17, 2016
HITTING THE BOOKS
Monmouth's Spracklin NSCAA scholar-athlete
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth University senior Julie Spracklin has been named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Women's Scholar All-American second team.
Spracklin is Monmouth’s first NSCAA Scholar All-American selection in program history. A Health Studies major with a 3.51 grade-point average, Spracklin helped the Hawks advance to the NCAA 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 Scholar All-Region First Team choice.
A co-captain, Spracklin was one of 30 NCAA women's soccer student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award and finished her career with 47 points, including 14 goals and 19 assists. Spracklin played in 77 career games, including 70 starts, and scored four game-winning goals.
Student-athletes receiving Scholar All-America recognition at these levels meet the following criteria:
* 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
* Start more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
* Nominated by head coach of current NSCAA College Services member institution
* Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school
Players on this year’s Scholar All-America Teams will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Jan. 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with the NSCAA convention.