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Kenyon women’s soccer has six CSC honorees  

GAMBIER, Ohio — College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced today that six members of the Kenyon College women’s soccer team were named to the 2023 Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team. The list of Owl honorees included Claudia Abram, Morgan Baker, Eun Hae Lillig, Hailey Moss, Alex Sokolik and Kit Ross.

 To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete had to be a key contributor who participated in at least 90 percent of the team’s competitions or started 66 percent of those competitions. The student-athlete had to be on the team’s active roster for at least two years and, most importantly, had to possess at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average. Each NCAA Division III institution was allotted a maximum of six nominations for the award.

For Sokolik and Ross, both seniors, the CSC recognition was their second in the past two seasons. During the 2023 campaign, Sokolik, a film major, played in 17 games and registered her most productive season, scoring three goals and serving up one assist from her midfield position. Ross, a defender, started all 17 games for the Owls and anchored a unit that allowed opponents an average of just 1.18 goals per game. In the classroom, Ross, a two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference award-winner, studies molecular biology.

The other four Kenyon CSC honorees were all from the junior class. Leading the way in the attack throughout the 2023 season was Baker, a midfielder who posted three assists and team-highs of seven goals and 17 points. An environmental studies major, Baker was named an All-NCAC first-team pick a couple of weeks ago.

Moss, a 2023 All-NCAC second-team selection, worked on the field with Baker to boost the Owls offense and worked in the classroom with Ross, sharing the same molecular biology major. The forward had her best collegiate season, piling up four goals, a team-high four assists and also a dozen points.

Lillig, a midfielder and economics major, matched Moss’ total of four goals and finished fourth on the team with eight points. She played in 16 games and started 14 of them.

Abram, a psychology major, joined Ross on the Kenyon defense that yielded just 20 goals and registered six shutouts. Abram started all 17 games and was named a 2023 All-NCAC third-team pick.

As a team, Kenyon closed out the 2023 season with a 7-5-5 overall record. It was the program’s seventh straight season with a record of. 500 or better.

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