Hemmen, Konyn Lead Women's Soccer All-Academic Team
Hemmen (left) and Konyn have both started 15 matches for their respective teams this season, specializing on the defensive side of the pitch.
Hemmen (left) and Konyn have both started 15 matches for their respective teams this season, specializing on the defensive side of the pitch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – A pair of juniors who are helping to anchor their respective teams on the field while holding down perfect grade point averages in the classroom lead a total of 92 student-athletes selected to the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team.

Montana State Billings defender Amanda Hemmen and Western Oregon midfielder Selene Konyn are two of four conference players carrying a 4.00 GPA. Hemmen, a biology major, and Konyn, an early childhood education major, both enter the week having started 15 matches.

The pair of 4.00 juniors are joined atop the All-Academic Team by Central Washington sophomore goalkeeper Emily Thomson, whose major is undeclared, and Seattle Pacific sophomore forward Sophia Chilczuk, who majors in psychology. Chilczuk tops a Seattle Pacific squad that placed 15 players on the All-Academic Team, accounting for 53 percent of the Falcons’ total roster.

The quartet of perfect 4.0s also headlines a list of 16 players listed with GPAs of 3.90 or higher.

Over one-third of the honorees on this year’s All-Academic Team are repeat performers. The list includes 33 two-time honorees and 22 three-time honorees. In addition, Seattle Pacific senior forward Mickayla Mury is being honored for the fourth time. Mury has a 3.55 GPA as an integrated studies major.

Selections to the GNAC All-Academic Teams must be of sophomore standing or greater, be in their second year at the nominating school, have a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average at their current institution and be on the roster for their team the full season.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Kennedy Anson Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.78 Renton, Wash.
* Kelsey Bechtholdt Environmental Studies Jr. 3.78 Granite Falls, Wash.
Madison Bradley Undeclared So. 3.62 Monroe, Wash.
Jordan Engman Undeclared So. 3.90 Kent, Wash.
Sophia Keenan Undeclared So. 3.43 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Lexsi Manning Construction Management Sr. 3.44 University Place, Wash.
Bailey Martoncik Elementary Education Sr. 3.81 Maple Valley, Wash.
* Emily Minogue Business Administration –
Supply Chain
Sr. 3.57 Snohomish, Wash.
Olivia Olason Elementary Education/
Special Education
Sr. 3.99 Blaine, Wash.
Emily Russell Undeclared So. 3.97 Kennewick, Wash.
Emily Thomson Undeclared So. 4.00 Edmonton, Alta.
*+ KK Wallace Business Administration Sr. 3.66 Snoqualmie, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Kasey Ames Business Sr. 3.51 Liberty Lake, Wash.
* Kayla Braunthal Accounting Sr. 3.57 Honolulu, Hawaii
*+ Gabrielle Ewing Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.65 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Alaina Edgerly Pre-Nursing Jr 3.30 Happy Valley, Ore.
* Mallory Flatebo Nursing Sr. 3.58 Arroyo Grande, Calif.
* Rebecca Harris Pre-Nursing Jr. 3.94 Vancouver, Wash.
* Karlie Hurley Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.74 North Bend, Wash.
Megan Myers Biology Jr. 3.23 Newberg, Ore.
Samantha Persad Biology So. 3.49 Milwaukie, Ore.
* Michaela Prothe Elementary Education Jr. 3.50 Spokane, Wash.
Kyra Radcliffe Business Jr. 3.37 Sandy, Utah
*+ McKenna Stocker Biology Sr. 3.71 Liberty Lake, Wash.
*+ Sydney Van Steenberge Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.43 McMinnville, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Lili Delgadillo Health/Human Performance Sr. 3.94 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Jordan Devoto Health & Wellness Sr. 3.97 Wilsall, Mont.
Amanda Grimshaw Psychology So. 3.51 Damascus, Ore.
Erinn Harder General Studies So. 3.63 Gig Harbor, Wash.
* Amanda Hemmen Biology Jr. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
* Alexa Iacolucci Mathematics Jr. 3.70 Lake Forest Park, Wash.
* Erin Reynolds Management Jr. 3.48 Lancaster, Calif.
* Kalin Sandow Psychology Jr. 3.86 Murrieta, Calif.
* Courteney Shovlin History Jr. 3.89 Great Falls, Mont.
* Claire Tevaseu Management/Marketing Jr. 3.53 Seattle, Wash.
Hallie Vervair Education So. 3.40 Spokane, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Olivia Carter Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.95 Bothell, Wash.
* Brooke Felzien Accounting Jr. 3.86 Boise, Idaho
Talley Kyle Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.58 Superior, Colo.
Rikki Myers Biology: Wildlife/Ecology So. 3.44 Mill Creek, Wash.
* Corrinah Schaefer Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 3.95 Boise, Idaho
*+ Chloe Sholtz Pre-Physcial Therapy Sr. 3.79 Spokane, Wash.
* Madi Taylor Pre-Physical Therapy Sr. 3.90 Lewiston, Idaho
*+ Kaisa Tsuruta Accounting Sr. 3.69 Nelson, New Zealand
* Tennyson Young Management Jr. 3.99 Boise, Idaho
Jade Zimmer Global Business So. 3.74 Aurora, Colo.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jade Castaneda Psychology Jr. 3.31 Lacey, Wash.
* Blair Hardy Biology Sr. 3.73 Las Vegas, Nev.
Selesha Harrah Social Work Sr. 3.41 Olympia, Wash.
*+ Ali Koehler Chemistry Sr. 3.85 Ogden, Utah
* Shea McKnight Business Administration Jr. 3.39 Graham, Wash.
*+ Gloria Petri Biology Sr. 3.62 Scottsdale, Ariz.
*+ Kylee Sarchett Business Administration Sr. 3.92 Puyallup, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Asia Cayetano Physiology Jr. 3.83 Nampa, Idaho
Sophia Chilczuk Physiology So. 4.00 Kent, Wash.
*+ Julia DeVere Psychology Sr. 3.91 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Brooke Lancaster Accounting Sr. 3.88 Lake Tapps, Wash.
* Megan Moore Business Administration Jr. 3.29 Santa Rosa, Calif.
*+# Mickayla Mury Integrated Studies Sr. 3.55 Kelso, Wash.
Claire Neder Business Administration So. 3.48 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Kasey Reeve Exercise Science Sr. 3.70 Fountain Valley, Calif.
* Abby Smith Communication Sr. 3.28 Sumner, Wash.
Sierra Smith Accounting So. 3.89 Boise, Idaho
*+ Sydnee Smith Nursing Sr. 3.55 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Makayla Sonstelie Business Administration Sr. 3.33 Auburn, Wash.
Kate Veenhuizen Nursing So. 3.83 Seattle, Wash.
*+ Kaytlin Willis Psychology Sr. 3.38 Snohomish, Wash.
* Emma Young Economics Sr. 3.93 Kapolei, Hawaii
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
+ Christina Dickson Criminology Sr. 3.30 Burnaby, B.C.
*+ Carli Grosso Kinesiology Jr. 3.86 Vancouver, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Dacia Alexander Community Health Sr. 3.43 Lacey, Wash.
Kennedy Clay Undeclared So. 3.32 Sherwood, Ore.
* Chelsea Hartnett Business Sr. 3.52 Maple Valley, Wash.
Dana Jacobs Psychology Sr. 3.85 Yorba Linda, Calif.
* Eleanor Jones Early Childhood Education Jr. 3.85 Scappoose, Ore.
* Selene Konyn Early Childhood Education Jr. 4.00 Eugene, Ore.
Brynn Kubo Early Childhood Education So. 3.38 Wailuku, Hawaii
Alexie Morris Exercise Science So. 3.76 Everett, Wash.
Malia Napoleon Undeclared So. 3.31 Mililani, Hawaii
* Kaitlin Poe Early Childhood Education Jr. 3.80 Salem, Ore.
*+ Morgan Roan Mathematics Education Sr. 3.89 Puyallup, Wash.
Amber Whitmore Community Health Sr. 3.76 Huntington Beach, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Jordyn Bartelson Communications Jr. 3.43 Puyallup, Wash.
Natalie Dierickx Communications So. 3.38 Kirkland, Wash.
Grace Eversaul Environmental Studies So. 3.81 Vancouver, Wash.
Alice Hiebert Outdoor Recreation So. 3.20 Bellingham, Wash.
* Liv Larson Recreation Jr. 3.37 Arlington, Wash.
* Annaliese Laurila Business Marketing Jr. 3.50 Portland, Ore.
* Emily Nelson Kinesiology Jr. 3.62 Puyallup, Wash.
Hattie North Anthropology Sr. 3.71 Bellingham, Wash.
Mariah Roggow Elementary Education Sr. 3.39 Kelso, Wash.
* Alyssa Treptow Psychology Sr. 3.56 Flagstaff, Ariz.


* - 2017 All-Academic Selection
+ 2016 All-Academic Selection
# - 2015 All-Academic Selection