William Smith College soccer seniors Katherine Campbell and Lauren Kogelmann were named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans on Dec. 5. Campbell earned a spot on the first team and Kogelmann was selected to the third team.
An economics major and defender, Campbell earned Academic All-America honors for the third year in a row. It’s her second straight year on the first team after collecting second team honors in 2015. A starter in all 21 matches this season, Campbell chipped in an assist in a 5-0 victory over Lasell in the Herons’ NCAA tournament opener. She was a key player in William Smith’s back line that led the Liberty League, allowing just six goals all season and finished the year ranked fourth in Division III with a 0.29 goals against average. Campbell and the Herons posted 15 shutouts, including both Liberty League tournament games on their way to their 11th straight conference tournament title.
Campbell played in 76 career games in her four years and 61 of those were shutouts. Campbell is a two-time All-Liberty League selection and earned All-East first team honors this year. She is also a three-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree.
Kogelmann, an economics major and midfielder, garnered Academic All-America accolades for the second year in a row. She was named to the second team in 2016. Kogelmann started all 21 matches this fall. She scored a goal in a 5-1 victory over Skidmore. Kogelmann was a key piece in the Herons’ defensive scheme. William Smith finished the year ranked 10th in the nation with a .714 shutout percentage. The Herons had a streak of 16 straight victories from Sept. 16 through Nov. 12. The run featured eight straight shutouts, a span of 766:01 without allowing a goal.
In 84 career games, Kogelmann registered six goals and six assists for 18 points. Kogelmann earned All-Liberty League and Liberty League All-Tournament Team honors in 2016. She is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection.
The Herons finished 2017 with a 19-2-0 overall record and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. William Smith was ranked No. 7 in the nation in the final United Soccer Coaches Poll. The Herons were a perfect 9-0-0 in Liberty League play and captured their 11th straight conference regular season and tournament titles.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her current institution.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ student-athletes have earned 45 Academic All-America awards since the program started in 1952. William Smith soccer boasts 15 Academic All-America awards, the most of any team at the Colleges.