William Smith College seniors Megan Barwick and Veronica Romines were named Google Cloud Women’s Soccer Academic All-Americans today. Barwick earned a spot on the second team and Romines was selected to the third team.
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 48 Academic All-America awards since the program started in 1952. William Smith soccer boasts 17 Academic All-America awards, the most of any team at the Colleges.
An American studies major, Barwick earns Academic All-America honors for the first time. She started in all 21 games this season for the Herons and led the team with 10 goals, six assists, 26 points and four game-winning goals. She logged a career-high five points on two goals and an assist in William Smith’s 4-0 win over then No. 22 Ithaca. Barwick also scored twice in wins over Bard, and St. Lawrence. She had a goal in the Herons 2-1 win over Amherst in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Barwick played in 82 career games. She registered 25 goals and 14 assists for 64 points. Barwick’s 25 goals rank 20th on William Smith’s all-time list. She is a two-time United Soccer Coaches All-American selection and earned a spot on the All-Liberty League first team twice. She is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree and was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East first team last year.
A neuroscience major, Romines earns Academic All-American honors for the second time. She also earned a spot on the third team as a sophomore. Romines started 15 of the 16 games she saw action in this fall. She finished the season with a 13-1-1 record, recording nine shutouts. Romines compiled a 0.28 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. She was fifth in the nation in goals against average and eighth in save percentage. Romines recorded a season-high nine saves in William Smith’s 1-0 victory over Tufts in the second round of the NCAA tournament. She made seven saves in the Herons 2-1 win over Amherst in the third round.
Romines saw action in 67 career games, recording a 57-5-2 overall record with a 0.34 GAA and a .864 save percentage. She ranks fourth on William Smith’s All-Time list in wins and GAA, she is fifth in save percentage and sixth in total saves (117). Romines is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection.
The Herons finished 2018 with a 17-3-1 overall record and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament where they tied eventual national champion Williams 1-1. The Ephs advanced to the semifinals on penalty kicks. William Smith was ranked No. 5 in the nation in the final United Soccer Coaches Poll.