Two Utah State soccer players have been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as Mealii Enos and Erin Rickenbach earned second-team Academic all-District honors.
A sophomore defender, Enos played in and started all 19 matches this season. She anchored the USU defense that allowed 22 goals and earned seven shutouts. Enos boasts a 4.0 GPA, as she pursues a degree in special education. A senior midfielder, Rickenbach played in 19 matches, making 15 starts on the year. She saw the most action since her freshman season after battling through an injury the last two years. Rickenbach currently has a 3.96 GPA while studying physics and math.
Enos and Rickenbach are the fourth and fifth Utah State players to earn CoSIDA Academic all-District recognition. Taryn Rose and Jeannie Woller were named to the second team in 2014, and Natalie Norris earned first-team honors in 2011.
Utah State's two honorees are among seven players honored from the Mountain West. Additionally, they are two of four players from Utah schools to be recognized, joining one player each from BYU and Utah.
Academic all-District nominees were submitted and voted on by members of CoSIDA. The group breaks all NCAA programs up into eight districts, putting together two teams of honorees from each district. Utah State is part of District 8, which is comprised of teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada. The first-team honorees from each district will advance to be considered for the Academic All-America award that will be announced in December.
Megan McCuistion is an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at Utah State.