Alexander Headlines Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team
Mariah Alexander scored two goals and dished out two assists as a sophomore in 2019 while helping Seattle Pacific complete seven shutouts.
Mariah Alexander scored two goals and dished out two assists as a sophomore in 2019 while helping Seattle Pacific complete seven shutouts.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – Exemplifying student-athlete success on the pitch and in the classroom, Seattle Pacific junior defender Mariah Alexander leads 86 selections to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

A business administration major, Alexander is among four selections with a perfect 4.00 GPA. A two-time All-Academic selection, the Sammamish, Washington, native played in 19 matches and started in 18 for the Falcons in 2019. Alexander helped anchor the SPU defense as it ranked second in the conference in goals allowed (20), goals against average (0.98) and shutouts (seven). She also finished with two goals, two assists and six points.

Two of the other three student-athletes with 4.00 GPAs are from Montana State Billings in senior Rachel Lythgoe, a public relations major, and sophomore Kiley Sandow, a health and human performance major. The last 4.00 GPA belongs to Northwest Nazarene sophomore Jordyn Gifford, who is majoring in social work.

The four are among 31 selections with a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher and 15 student-athletes with a GPA of 3.90 or higher.

The Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team has 38 repeat selections, including 15 three-time selections in Central Washington’s Sophia Keenan, Emily Russell and Emily Thomson; Montana State Billings’ Lythgoe, Erinn Harder and Hallie Vervair; Northwest Nazarene’s Rikki Myers and Jade Zimmer; Seattle Pacific’s Sophia Chilczuk, Claire Neder and Kate Veenhuizen; Western Oregon’s Alexie Morris and Malia Napoleon and Western Washington’s Natalie Dierickx and Grace Eversaul.

Central Washington led the conference with 17 All-Academic selections, nine of which have a 3.70 GPA or better, while Northwest Nazarene and Seattle Pacific had 14 selections apiece.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, presented by Barnes & Noble College, nominees must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second year at the nominating institution.

Presented by Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Alyssa Barden Elementary Education Sr. 3.75 Yakima, Wash.
* Bella Brown Secondary Education/PE Jr. 3.80 Tumwater, Wash.
Liz Canton Psychology & Public Relations So. 3.31 Vancouver, Wash.
Sydney Edwards Clinical Physiology So. 3.89 Renton, Wash.
Jaxyn Farmen Undeclared So. 3.97 Medical Lake, Wash.
* Megan Fox Psychology/Exercise Science Jr. 3.65 Woodland Hills, Calif.
Madison Hinkel Undeclared So. 3.42 Lynnwood, Wash.
*+ Sophia Keenan Exercise Science Sr. 3.68 Vancouver, Wash.
Meagan Kelly Elementary Education So. 3.26 Renton, Wash.
Lexie Klaudt Psychology/Law & Justice So. 3.77 Lynnwood, Wash.
Sydney Lowe Secondary Education/PE Jr. 3.80 Tumwater, Wash.
Teryn Mendez Undeclared So. 3.62 Seattle, Wash.
* Makinzie Packwood Business Administration Jr. 3.76 Clarkston, Wash.
Maci Parke Clinical Physiology So. 3.69 Des Moines, Wash.
*+ Emily Russell Food Science & Nutrition Sr. 3.93 Kennewick, Wash.
*+ Emily Thomson Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.99 Edmonton, Alta.
Peyton Vogel Undeclared So. 3.42 Murrieta, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Lexie Bloyder Communication: Media Studies Jr. 3.67 Billings, Mont.
* Josie Corbin Elementary Education Jr. 3.84 Richland, Wash.
Emily Gaines Psychology So. 3.82 Leavenworth, Wash.
* Haylee Gunter Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option Jr. 3.88 Buckley, Wash.
*+ Erinn Harder Psychology Sr. 3.69 Gig Harbor, Wash.
*# Rachel Lythgoe Public Relations Sr. 4.00 Gilbert, Ariz.
* Lindsey Meyer Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option Jr. 3.89 Laramie, Wyo.
Summer Miles Science Sr. 3.46 Springville, Utah
Kiley Sandow Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option So. 4.00 Murrieta, Calif.
*+ Hallie Vervair Education Sr. 3.53 Spokane, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
McKenzie Buell Engineering Sr. 3.48 Arlington, Wash.
Jordyn Gifford Social Work So. 4.00 Seatac, Wash.
Madison Grande Secondary Education So. 3.74 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Hailey Hockett Nursing So. 3.75 Nampa, Idaho
Heather Hunt Recreation & Sport Management So. 3.35 Bremerton, Wash.
* Chandler Kauffman Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 3.67 Redondo Beach, Calif.
Kailyn LaBrosse Nursing So. 3.75 Spokane Valley, Wash.
Alexis Montoya Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.98 West Jordan, Utah
Carolyn Moravec Wildlife Biology So. 3.91 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Rikki Myers Wildlife Biology Sr. 3.64 Mill Creek, Wash.
Ashley Parton Business Administration Jr. 3.25 Leavenworth, Wash.
* Sierra Sanchez Biology Jr. 3.44 Blackfoot, Idaho
* Magda Wronski Communication Jr. 3.90 Torrance, Calif.
*+ Jade Zimmer Global Business & Marketing Sr. 3.82 Denver, Colo.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Olivia Bianco Educational Studies Jr. 3.52 Mukilteo, Wash.
Lexi Caceres Political Science Sr. 3.67 Mira Loma, Calif.
Ali Campigotto Business Administration So. 3.85 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Taylor Goodpaster Exercise Science So. 3.22 Fife, Wash.
Kendall Kemp Psychology So. 3.54 Ephrata, Wash.
Daeh Lindquist Exercise Science Sr. 3.20 Federal Way, Wash.
Sarah Nielsen Business Administration So. 3.73 Shoreline, Wash.
Justine Pauly Bachelor of Science Nursing So. 3.96 Camas, Wash.
* Jenna Ramirez Nursing Jr. 3.56 Waipahu, Hawaii
Maddie Wolff Civil Engineering So. 3.77 Longview, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Mariah Alexander Business Administration Jr. 4.00 Sammamish, Wash.
* Abbie Anderson Physiology Jr. 3.94 Longview, Wash.
Marissa Bankey Nursing So. 3.26 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Sophia Chilczuk Applied Human Biology Sr. 3.91 Kent, Wash.
* Ava Giovanola Economics Jr. 3.86 Sammamish, Wash.
* Madison Ibale Visual Communication Jr. 3.87 Kent, Wash.
Kaitlynn Knocke Ecology So. 3.36 Marysville, Wash.
* Taylor Menkens Business Administration Jr. 3.84 Beaverton, Ore.
*+ Claire Neder Interior Design Sr. 3.71 Spokane, Wash.
* Kaylie Nelson Applied Human Biology Jr. 3.52 Bend, Ore.
* Makena Rietz Sociology Jr. 3.62 Walla Walla, Wash.
* Riley Travis Criminal Justice Jr. 3.61 Seattle, Wash.
Ally Veenhuizen Nursing So. 3.83 Seattle, Wash.
*+ Kate Veenhuizen Nursing Sr. 3.63 Seattle, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Gabrielle Brissette Education Jr. 3.60 Calgary, Alta.
Katie MacEwen Communication Jr. 3.22 Langley, B.C.
Jenieva Musico Business Administration So. 3.28 Surrey, B.C.
Hollis Roeske Health Sciences Sr. 3.21 Vancouver, B.C.
Amanda Scott Health Sciences So. 3.22 Burnaby, B.C.
Valerie Silva Education So. 3.49 Coquitlam, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Cassidy Flammang Biology So. 3.67 Bend, Ore.
Erika Gonzalez Moreno Pre-Childhood Education So. 3.68 Hillsboro, Ore.
*+ Alexie Morris Exercise Science Sr. 3.83 Everett, Wash.
*+ Malia Napoleon Exercise Science Sr. 3.36 Mililani, Hawaii
Hannah Rispler Pre-Education So. 3.96 Gresham, Ore.
Chloe Smith Business So. 3.81 Portland, Ore.
* Alyssa Tomasini Community Health Sr. 3.40 Camas, Wash.
Emily Wheeler Criminal Justice So. 3.78 Roseburg, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Natalie Dierickx Communication Studies Sr. 3.29 Kirkland, Wash.
*+ Grace Eversaul Recreation Management & Leadership Sr. 3.87 Vancouver, Wash.
Claire Henninger Kinesiology So. 3.94 Sequim, Wash.
Jenna Killman International Business Sr. 3.58 Olympia, Wash.
Estera Levinte Kinesiology So. 3.33 Bothell, Wash.
Karina Provo Theatre Jr. 3.27 Des Moines, Wash.
Katie Watt Kinesiology So. 3.50 Seattle, Wash.
* - 2019 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2018 All-Academic Selection
# - 2017 All-Academic Selection