Kristen Canepa and Chelsea Cole Earn All-Region Accolades

Kristen Canepa and Chelsea Cole Earn All-Region Accolades

San Antonio - Trinity women's soccer players Chelsea Cole and Kristen Canepa have been elected to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-West Region First Team.

Cole was earlier selected as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in a row. She scored the winning goal in the SCAC Championship against Southwestern (TX) University as the Tigers won their 10th consecutive conference title, and was named the Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player. Cole was also tabbed for the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Women's Soccer Team for the second straight year.

A prolific offensive player, Cole scored 23 goals and was ranked eighth nationally in the total goals category. She was also tops on the team with eight game-winners, good for a #7 national ranking. Cole added nine assists this year to bring her scoring total to 55 points, which ranked her eighth in the national statistics.

Cole contributed to Trinity's #5 ranking in scoring offense, as the Tigers averaged 3.65 goals per game, and amassed 73 during the season. During her career, Cole scored 54 goals and tied Kelsey Falcone (2011-2014) for third place in Trinity's record books.

Canepa was selected as the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and made the All-SCAC First Team for the second time in a row. She captained a strong Trinity defense which posted 17 shutouts during the season, as well as adding three goals scored and one game-winner. The Tigers were ranked #1 nationally in Division III in shutout percentage, at .85. Trinity yielded only six goals and was ranked fourth in the nation in the category.  

Led by third-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison, the 13th-ranked Tigers finished the season with a 17-2-1 record. Coach Harrison was elected the SCAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year for the second straight occasion.

The Tigers advanced to their 10th consecutive NCAA Division III Championship and the 24th overall. Trinity opened the postseason event at Hardin-Simmons (TX) University in Abilene, Texas, and shut out Occidental (CA) College in the first round. Sixth-ranked Hardin-Simmons ended the Tigers' season in the second round.