Plaut Garners Academic All-District Selection

Plaut Garners Academic All-District Selection

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior women's soccer player Caleigh Plaut has been selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA.

Plaut, an Irvington, N.Y. native, will graduate this spring with dual-majors in Economics and Mathematics and has a 3.92 grade point average through her first three years at Amherst.

In her final season for the Mammoths, Plaut scored four goals and has been a staple on the back-line of Amherst, who boasts a 0.303 goals against average, the eight best in the nation. Plaut has helped guide the team to a 13-2-2 record and a return trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Mammoths will host Lesley on Saturday at 11:00 AM, with the winner advancing to Sunday's 1:00 pm game on Hitchcock Field.

Plaut has started 57 out of 61 career games and is a three-time selection to both the NESCAC All-Conference and NESCAC All-Academic teams.

Outside of soccer, she is involved in the Association of Amherst Students and the Community Standards Review Board. She is a staff writer for The Amherst Student and a teaching assistant and grader for the Econometrics department.

Plaut is now eligible to be considered for Academic All-America honors, 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.


About The Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams

The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

The Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud 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 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit or the Academic All-America® home page on


In October 2018, Amherst proudly recognized Ted W. Beneski '78, P'08 and Laurie M. Beneski P'08 for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to the College by naming the men's and women's soccer program in their honor. The College's naming of the Beneski Soccer Program celebrates the Beneskis' love for Amherst athletics and their longstanding investment in helping Amherst students excel as learners, as players and teammates, and as citizens.