Falk, Maker Selected To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Teams

Nov. 18, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. -

Senior defender Allison Falk and sophomore goalkeeper Kira Maker were selected to two of ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-America® women's soccer teams, as announced today by CoSIDA. Falk achieved a place on the second team, while Maker was chosen to the third team.

Falk, an American studies major from Danville, Calif., has posted a 3.75 cumulative grade-point-average during her time at Stanford, and is one of two seniors to have started every game over her four-year career. A center back, she helped this year’s squad to the nation's third best regular-season goals-against-average of 0.346 and sixth-best shutout percentage of 0.650.

Along with keeping balls out of the her team’s net, Falk helped out on the other end as well, scoring one goal and recording one assist for three points during the regular season, while notching another goal in the Cardinal’s 2-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Maker, who has yet to declare a major, has achieved an almost perfect 3.92 GPA in her first year on The Farm, and has put up equally impressive numbers on the field. In 22 starts, she holds a 0.33 GAA and a .863 save percentage, and has only forfeited seven goals. She owns a 20-1-1 record with 12 shutouts, tying her for fourth in the single-season record for shutouts, and currently holds the nation’s third-best GAA.

This is the first time that either player has earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® status. 


University Division
Goalkeeper Anna Rodenbough NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF III Sr. Greensboro, N.C. 3.52 Applied Science and Biomedical Engineering
Midfielder Yolanda Odenyo OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY VI Sr. Uppsala, Sweden 3.73 Family Relations & Child Development
Midfielder Hailey Beam CHARLOTTE III Jr. Cornelius, N.C. 3.87 Finance
Midfielder Amanda Gallow DAYTON, UNIVERSITY OF IV Sr. West Chester, Ohio 3.95 Pre-Physical Therapy
Defender Elise Weber NOTRE DAME, UNIVERSITY OF V Sr. Elk Grove, Ill. 3.73 Political Science
Defender Jenn Johnson AUBURN UNIVERSITY IV Sr. Loganville, Ga. 4.00 Psychology
Defender Allison Falk STANFORD UNIVERSITY VIII Sr. Danville, Calif. 3.75 American studies
Defender Lauren Olson SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Plano, Texas 3.95 Communication
Defender Emily Anderson TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF VI Jr. Austin, Texas 4.00 Accounting (MPA)
Forward Taryn Hemmings DENVER, UNIVERSITY OF VII Sr. Greeley, Colo. 3.67 Marketing major
Forward Ashleigh Gunning COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY III Gr. Baton Rouge, La. 3.89, 1st semester grad Undergrad - Communications
Forward Erin Kasmarik SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Coon Rapids, Minn. 3.91 Psychology/Athletic Training


University Division
Goalkeeper Kira Maker STANFORD UNIVERSITY VIII So. Potomac, Md. 3.92 Undeclared
Midfielder Zoe Bouchelle PENN STATE UNIVERSITY II Sr. Cockeysville, Md. 3.88 Economics
Midfielder Jamie Markaverich OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY VI Sr. The Woodlands, Texas 3.95 Zoology (Pre-Medicine)
Midfielder Emily McColl COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY III Sr. Wellington, New Zealand 3.99 Biology
Defender Abigail Lauer WILLIAM & MARY, COLLEGE OF III Sr. Oak Hill, Va. 3.89 Biology
Defender Rachel Friedman WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY IV Jr. Swansea, Ill. 4.0 PE-Exercise Science
Defender Jessica Jarrell OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY VI Sr. Highland Village, Texas 3.78 Nutritional Sciences
Forward Cynthia Morote-Ariza LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, IL V Jr. Chicago, Ill. 3.45 Psychology
Forward Kayla Lambert EVANSVILLE, UNIVERSITY OF V Sr. Las Vegas, Nev. 3.56 Management
Forward Erin Scott RICE UNIVERSITY VI Jr. Richardson, Texas 4.00 Psychology
Forward Lindsay Cunningham BROWN UNIVERSITY I Sr. Cumberland, R.I. 3.83 Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship


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