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Soccer's Potts Named Scholar All-American

by Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
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Soccer's Potts Named Scholar All-American

BATON ROUGE ? LSU senior defender Chelsea Potts has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her outstanding performance in the classroom as she is a third-team selection to the 2009 NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Team.

Potts, a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, sports a 3.39 cumulative grade-point average during her collegiate career while pursuing a degree in business.

With a selection to the NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Team, Potts becomes just the third player in program history to earn Academic All-America honors and the first since former Tiger Chelsea Agar received her second-straight Academic All-America selection in 2004.

A native of Aurora, Ill., Potts has been instrumental in LSU’s rise to national prominence with her play on the field throughout her four-year career as she will leave LSU as a three-time All-SEC selection.

Potts has established herself as one of the premier center backs in all of women’s college soccer while she was named a First-Team All-SEC selection in 2009. She also received second-team honors as a freshman in 2006 and as a sophomore in 2007. Her efforts has helped the Tigers capture three-straight SEC Western Division titles and receive an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons.

In addition to her selection to the NSCAA Women’s College Scholar All-America Team, the organization honored Potts as a second-team member of its All-South Region Team announced earlier this month.

2009 NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Team

First Team
Position, Name, Class, School, Academic Major, GPA
GK, Kelsey Davis, Sr., Portland, Theology, 3.43
D, Whitney Engen, Sr., North Carolina, Political Science, 3.48
D, Lauren Hyde, Sr., Florida, Sports Management, 3.60
D, Blakely Mattern, Sr., South Carolina, International Business, 3.99
D, Ali Riley, Sr., Stanford, Psychology, 3.82
D, Andrea Willis, Sr., BYU, Exercise Science, 3.63
M, Becky Edwards, Sr., Florida State, Marketing, 3.77
M, Michelle Enyeart, Sr., Portland, Sociology, 3.36
F, Lauren Fowlkes, Sr., Notre Dame, Science-Business, 3.66
F, Kelley O’Hara, Sr., Stanford, Science, Technology & Society, 3.41
F, Christen Press, Jr., Stanford, Communication, 3.63
F, Katie Schoepfer, Sr., Penn State, Human Development, 3.38

Second Team
GK, Ashlyn Harris, Sr., North Carolina, Communications, 3.48
GK, Kira Maker, Jr., Stanford, Human Biology, 3.96
D, Jordan Angeli, Sr., Santa Clara, Marketing/Communication, 3.59
D, Kelsey Bakker, Jr., Memphis, Accounting, 3.92
D, Danielle Johnson, Sr., Ole Miss, Management, 3.55
D, Michelle Moeller, Sr., Navy, Oceanology, 3.54
M, Rachel Axon, Sr., Oregon State, Education/Exercise Science/Nutrition, 3.63
M, Kendra Chandhoke, Sr., Portland, Life Science, 3.44
M, Rachel Shipley, Jr., Texas A&M, Finance, 3.69
M, Vendula Strnadova, Jr., Memphis, Exercise & Sport Science, 3.98
M, Rebecca Thomas, Sr., Central Florida, Education, 3.39
F, Kiki Bosio, Sr., Santa Clara, Business, 3.80
F, Corky Julien, Sr., James Madison, Education, 3.30

Third Team
GK, Shaylin Mannino, Jr., Central Michigan, Elementary Education, 3.89
GK, Mollie Patton, Jr., South Carolina, Pharmacy, 3.82
D, Elizabeth Harkin, Sr., Arizona State, Bioscience, 3.82
D, Lauren Lopez, Sr., UNC-Greensboro, Art, 3.94
D, Chelsea Potts, Sr., LSU, Business, 3.39
D, Crystal Wagner, Sr., Missouri, Psychology, 3.35
M, Emily Pallotta, Sr., Boston University, Business, 3.75
M, Teresa Rynier, Jr., James Madison, Education, 3.40
M, Kellie Walker, Sr., Western Kentucky, Elementary Education, 3.38
M, Tiffany Yovino, Jr., Hofstra, History, 3.75
F, Becky Brown, Jr., Yale, Economics, 3.45
F, Theresa Ferraina, Sr., Loyola (Md.), Finance, 4.0
F, Christa Matlack, Jr., Bucknell, Biology, 3.52