Hirshfeld Becomes Women's Soccer's Second-Ever to Claim Third CoSIDA Academic All-District

CoSIDA All District - WPI Women's Soccer 2021

WORCESTER – WPI graduate back Jenna Hirshfeld (Reston, VA) claimed her third CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-District accolade becoming the second-ever to claim a trio of such accolades in program history. The veteran noted such honors as voted upon by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine. The graduate now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.

The 2021 Academic All‐District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student‐athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All‐America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The veteran back held a valuable role as she started in 18-of-20 games this season for the Engineers that finished with an 11-6-3 overall record. Hirshfeld and crew established a 0.97 goals-against average mark with 10-team shutouts, eight of the contests resulted in a regulation victory for WPI.

The Virginia-native has earned and calculated a 3.98 grade-point average throughout her chemical engineering undergraduate degree journey continuing into her management graduate degree at WPI as she goes in as the second in program history to acquire the trio of nods from CoSIDA behind Hailey Taylor '11. 

To be eligible for all-academic honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot.

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