LYNCHBURG, VA – Lynchburg College's Rachel Sadowski earned two more major awards Friday, capping off an incredible off-season for the junior defender. Sophomore forward Dessi Dupuy also claimed an additional honor today.
Sadowski was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team College Division Scholar All-American. She was one of just three Division III student-athletes listed on the first-team, as the college division comprises NCAA Division II & III schools and NAIA institutions. Award winners able to attend are recognized at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event honors All-America players at the youth, high school and college levels. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 66th annual NSCAA Convention, the largest annual gathering of soccer coaches in the world.
Sadowski was recently named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Women's Soccer second-team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. An environmental science major, she has a cumulative GPA of 3.96. She was named a first-team All-American by the NSCAA, the sixth-straight season the program has had an All-American performer on the playing field.
The D3soccer.com women's All-American team was also released this week, and Sadowski and Dupuy were each named to the second-team. Dupuy, a second-team All-South Atlantic Region and first-team All-ODAC selection, led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with 27 goals. She ranked ninth in NCAA Division III in goals per game and was 11th in points per game.
Lynchburg finished the 2012 season 21-1-3, won the program's third-straight ODAC title, and ranked #11 in the final NSCAA Top 25 poll of the year.