Soccer's Caitlin Alves Named Scholar All-America by NSCAA
University of Hartford junior Caitlin Alves has been named as one of three America East standouts on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America First Team, as announced by the organization.
Alves, a health sciences major with a 3.60 cumulative GPA, was one of five midfielders named to the First Team. A pair of Boston University players joined Alves in representing the America East conference on the lead team. Angelina Cords, a defender, and Jessica Luscinski, a forward, represented the Terriers on the 12-member squad. The three are also the only representatives from New England on the First Team.
On the field, Alves earned America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year accolades while also being named to the All-Conference First Team after leading the league in goals (10) and game-winning scores (6). She also ranked second among league players with 25 total points.
Alves helped lead the Hawks to one of the best seasons in program history as the squad opened up the 2011 campaign without a loss through the first 16 games. Hartford finished the season with a 13-2-3 overall record, earning a second seed in the America East Championship before bowing out to Albany in the semifinals.
Off the field, Alves earned America East All-Academic honors and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America District I First Team honoree. Alves is also a two-time America East Academic Honor Roll recipient, including being named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll following her sophomore year.