Three women’s soccer players earn academic state accolades

January 15, 2014 | News, UToday, — Communication and the Arts, Judith Herb College of Education, Nursing
By Brian DeBenedictis

A trio of Toledo women’s soccer players recently was named to the 2013 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association Academic All-Ohio Team.

thumb-rocket-color-logoJunior defender Kirsten Catloth garnered second-team accolades, while junior defender Alexis Tice and sophomore Geri Siudzinski collected third-team recognition. All three Rockets are earning Academic All-Ohio honors for the first time in their respective collegiate careers.

UT’s three selections are the third most in school history in a season, surpassed by four during the 2011 and 2012 campaigns.

An elementary education major with a 3.75 grade-point average, Catloth started 15 of 16 matches in the back this past fall. The 2013 College Sports Madness Preseason All-Mid-American Conference second-team honoree totaled five points (one goal, three assists) and finished second on the team in helpers, despite missing the final three contests with an ankle injury. The Saginaw, Mich., native played every minute in 11 matches, including each of the final seven contests.

A communication major with a 3.72 GPA, Tice drew the start in 12 of 19 contests in the back in 2013. The Palatine, Ill., native appeared in the starting 11 in each of the final 11 matches and totaled a pair of helpers. The third-year Rocket played every minute in eight of the final 10 contests and took 12 shots on goal.

A nursing major with a 3.57 GPA, Suidzinski started 14 of 19 matches in the middle of the pitch this past fall. She registered a team-high four assists and played all 90 minutes on three occasions. The Perrysburg, Ohio, native was credited with 29 shots on goal, second-highest total on the squad.

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