Ohio - Miami University junior midfielder Katy Dolesh has been honored for her
work on the field and in the classroom as she was named to the 2012 Capital One
Women's Soccer Academic All-District Second Team for District V, the College
Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday.
(Chardon, Ohio) becomes the seventh RedHawk to earn Academic All-District
accolades in program history while Miami has now placed a player on an Academic
All-District team each of the last four years. Classmate Kayla Zakrzewski
earned third-team honors last year while Brooke Livingston in 2010 was the last
to land on the second team.
boasts a 3.45 grade-point average while majoring in health studies. She also
has a 2-D media studies minor.
Thursday, Dolesh was named First-Team All-MAC for the second straight year
while she has earned All-MAC honors all three years at Miami. The high-flying
midfielder has started all 21 games this season, totaling 23 points on eight
goals and seven assists, ranking in the top five in the MAC in each statistical
led Miami with 16 points in league play, scoring six of her eight goals, while
the 16 points were the most of any player in conference action. Dolesh recorded
a goal and an assist three times during the season, including in wins at Kent
State and over Bowling Green, and scored the game-winner Oct. 14 at Toledo.
be eligible for the Capital One Academic All-District teams, student-athletes
must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, have participated in at least 50
percent of the team's games and must have completed a full year at the academic
institution. Dolesh was one of just 22 women's soccer players to be named
Academic All-District in District V, which includes Division I schools from the
states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Voting is conducted by members
and the RedHawks play for a MAC Tournament championship on Sunday at 1 p.m. at
Miami Soccer Field. The host and top-seeded RedHawks battle No. 2 seed Central
Michigan for the title.