Cole and Canepa Elected to All-America Team

Cole and Canepa Elected to All-America Team

San Antonio - Trinity senior Chelsea Cole and junior Kristen Canepa have been elected to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's Soccer All-America First Team.

Earlier, Trinity women's soccer's newest All-Americans were tabbed for the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team and for the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) First Team.

Cole was tabbed as the SCAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive occasion. She scored the only goal in the SCAC title matchup against Southwestern (TX) University as the Tigers captured their 10th conference crown in a row. Cole fired in three goals in Trinity's two tournament games and was selected as the Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player. An excellent student, Cole was elected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Women's Soccer Team for the second straight year. Spearheading Trinity's potent offense, Cole led the team with 23 goals and was ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III. Her eight game-winners were good for a #7 national ranking. Cole also shelled out nine assists, as she amassed 55 points and a #8 position nationally. The team was ranked fifth in scoring offense, averaging 3.65 goals per game. During her collegiate career, Cole scored 54 goals and tied Kelsey Falcone (2011-2014) for third place in Trinity's record books.

Canepa was honored by the conference as the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year. The award was definitely merited as Canepa led a taut Tiger defense which posted 17 clean-sheet games during the season. The NCAA ranked Trinity #1 in shutout percentage, at .85. The Tigers permitted only six goals in 20 games and were ranked fourth nationally in the statistical category. Cole contributed to the Tigers' offensive cause by scoring three goals and producing a game-winner.

Third-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison guided the 13th-ranked Tigers to a 17-2-1 record. Coach Harrison was elected by his peers as the SCAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year for the second straight time.

The Tigers advanced to their 10th consecutive NCAA Division III Championship and the 24th overall. Trinity headed to Abilene, Texas, for the postseason event, and defeated Occidental (CA) College 1-0 in the opening round, as Cole scored the lone goal of the game. Sixth-ranked host Hardin-Simmons (TX) University ended the Tigers' season in the second round.