November 30, 2007

Sullivan Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

YORK, PA – The York College women’s soccer team received outstanding news this week as senior midfielder Emily Sullivan (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) was named a 2007 Academic All-American.  The College Sports Information Directors’ Association selected Sullivan to the third team after she helped lead York to the best season in school history.  The Spartans finished the year posting a program record 15 wins.  The green and white captured their first Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship and played their way into the Sweet 16 in their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

A steady force in the middle of the Spartan pitch, Sullivan’s solid playmaking ability vaulted the Spartans to the top of the conference.  The first-team All-CAC midfielder tallied six goals and seven assists en route to 19 points during her senior campaign.

For her career, Sullivan scored 41 goals and distributed 34 assists for 116 total points.  She holds the program record for career assists, while she ranks second in school history in goals and points.  Sullivan earned All-CAC first-team accolades during each of her four seasons, as she is the only player in the eleven-year history of the program to achieve the feat.  Following her 2004 freshman season, Sullivan was named the conference’s Rookie-of-the-Year after recording a career-high 14 goals to go along with nine assists.  

Not only possessing tremendous talent on the field, Sullivan is also an exceptional student.  She has posted a sparkling 3.9 grade point average and is set to graduate with a degree in mathematics.

“We are certainly very proud of Emily’s accomplishments in the classroom,” says Sterner. “She is a tremendous role model.  She is a great student, a great player, and a great person.  It has been a privilege to have her as a part of our program for the last four years.  She represents our program and the college in a way that every student-athlete should.”