DeFries and Northrup Named Scholar Athletes
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes for Women’s Soccer this morning.
The Crimson Wave’s Mallory DeFries and Paige Northrup were named to the honor for their excellence in the class room.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
Ladies End Season at Roosevelt
11/6/13 - The Crimson Wave women’s soccer team ended their season a good note with a 1-0 win over Roosevelt University on Wednesday afternoon.
CCSJ came out strong in the first half by out shooting Roosevelt University 9-2. The Crimson Wave defense did a solid job of keeping the ball out of harm’s way. It would be Junior Patty Diaz who scored the lone goal of the game on a shot from twenty yards out in the 44th minute.
The second half saw more shots from CCSJ again but couldn’t find the back of the net. Sandra Navarez nearly scored on a breakaway that bounced off of the post. As the game ended, so did the season for CCSJ. The Crimson Wave finished the year with a 6-11-1 overall record.
“I am very glad we ended the season on a positive note. We have taken a positive step forward as a program and I am extremely proud of this group of young ladies. We battled injuries all season but they never quit. Now we focus on building this team up in the off season and bringing in players to help us move forward,” said Coach Olson.
Crimson Wave Fall To IIT
The Crimson Wave hosted IIT on Saturday for their last home game of the season. This was Senior Day for CCSJ which was the time to honor Mallory Defries and Paige Northrup. “I’m very proud of Mallory and Paige for their hard work this season. They have both been a pleasure to coach and we are sad to see them go,” said Coach Olson.
IIT bested CCSJ 2-0 on the day despite the fact that the Crimson Wave outshot IIT 16 to 5 on the game. IIT took advantage of a counter attack opportunity. CCSJ nearly scored on a PK opportunity but the IIT goalkeeper made a big save. “We’ve got to find ways to score goals. We were in control for most of the game but it’s tough to win when you can’t finish. The girls are working extremely hard and hopefully we turn things around next week,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action as they travel to Bridgeview Illinois to take on Roosevelt University on Wednesday. Kickoff is at 2:00pm.