FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College's Elien Comhaire was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Women's Soccer First Team.
The junior was the only representative from the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth to make a CoSIDA women's soccer all-district team this year. The Blazers are part of District 2, which in Division III encompasses programs in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Districts are based on geography, with Stevenson joining Hood in District 2 and the remaining seven MAC Commonwealth schools residing in District 4.
Comhaire, a junior, led the Blazers in assists (5), ranked second in points (13) and tied for second in goals (4). A versatile player, the Oakdale graduate appeared at forward, midfield, and on defense this season. Comhaire scored goals against Eastern Mennonite, Immaculata, St. Vincent, and Goucher. She has a 3.90 cumulative grade point average, has made Dean's List every semester, and won both the Sidney Silverman Biology Award and the George G. Kleinspehn Honor Scholarship.
Her honor runs Hood's streak to 14 straight years with at least one student-athlete named academic all-district. Comhaire is the fourth women's soccer player to earn the honor in Blazer history, following Jamie Bingaman (2010), Laura Hines (2009) and Kristin Kennedy (2004).
To be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity start or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) 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 Team ballot.