Three Soccer Student-Athletes Garner District VIII Academic Accolades
Nov. 2, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. - Seniors Kyleyn Felts and Alissa Oldenkamp both members of the Arizona State University soccer team, have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team, CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) announced Friday. Both Sun Devils are now candidates for Academic All-America honors that will be announced later this month.
Sophomore defender Liz Harkin has been selected to the second team, earning her first career honor from CoSIDA.
For the third consecutive season, two members of the squad have earned first team accolades in the same season. In 2005, Elizabeth Bogus and Manya Makoski earned first team honors, which was the first time two Sun Devils were picked to the first team in the same season. Last season, senior goalkeeper Kim Bingham and Felts were both named to the first team. Felts is receiving her third career honors and Oldenkamp is receiving her first. The Sun Devil program now has ten honorees with 16 total awards.
In her senior season, Felts has started every game for ASU on defense. She has helped the Sun Devils capture eight shutouts so far in 2007, one more than last season. She has also added a goal for ASU this season as she has contributed two points for the Sun Devils. Felts is currently tied for eighth for career game-winning goals (3) in the ASU record books and tied for second for game-winners in Pac-10 matches (2).
Oldenkamp came into her senior year as the most experienced midfielder on the ASU roster. She has scored two goals and added two assists thus far for a total of six points. For her career she has competed in 71 matches, scoring five goals and tabbing 11 assists for a career point total of 21. Last season, Oldenkamp was named to both Soccer Buzz and Soccer America's National Elite Teams of the Week for her two goals and one assist against rival Arizona on Oct. 28.
Harkin has played in and started all 36 matches of her Sun Devil career. As one of the most consistent defenders, she has played an instrumental role in the eight shutouts the Sun Devils have earned this season. She also has recorded two career assists, one this season and one as a freshman in 2006.
The Sun Devils are in action Friday night in Los Angeles as they take on top-ranked UCLA at 7 p.m. PT from Drake Stadium.