YORK, PA – For the second straight year, York College women's soccer junior goalkeeper Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) has been named to the Capital One Academic All District Four team as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday afternoon.
Glessner, who was a National Academic All-America last year, will now be eligible to advance to the 2013 national vote.
Glessner has played in and started 16 games for the Spartans who head into next week's Capital Athletic Conference tournament as the second seed. Glessner has played in 1148:28 in goal as she owns a 0.63 goals against average with 44 saves and an .846 save percentage. She has notched four full shutouts and been a part of eight team shutouts for 2013.
Glessner posted a season-high 11 saves in the 0-0 tie with Gettysburg. She ranks third in the CAC in goals against average while she has allowed just four goals in conference play.
Spartan head coach Vicki Sterner was happy to see Glessner earn another academic honor.
"Mel is very deserving of the Capital One Academic All-District honors," says Sterner. "She is a hard worker both on and off the field. Her academic achievements provide her teammates with a great role model for success."
The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women's Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes who are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Glessner and the Spartans will host a Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game on Wednesday, November 6 against the winner of the St. Mary's and Mary Washington first round game. Game time will be determined after the opening round game.