Fikke Garners Academic All-District Honors

Fikke Garners Academic All-District Honors

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Amherst sophomore Sophia Fikke '22 has been named to the 2019 Academic All-District Women's Soccer First Team, selected by CoSIDA, as announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

The Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Fikke, a New York, N.Y. native, has a 4.33 grade point average through her first year at Amherst.

In just her second season in purple and white, Fikke leads the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in assists with eight, and is second on the team in points (16).

Having nabbed her first career goal with Amherst against Little Three rival Williams, Fikke has scored four goals this year and assisted three game-winners.

The Mammoth also recorded a career-high three assists in one game when Amherst took down non-conference opponent New England College on September 22.

Fikke now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced in early December. She would be the first Amherst women's soccer player since Alanna Darling '09 in 2008 to earn this national recognition.

Amherst will be back in action tomorrow, November 9th, when they travel to Medford, Mass. to take on Tufts in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament. 

About the CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Division II and III Academic All-America programs.

For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America home page on CoSIDA.com.