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U H women's soccer players

Six University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s soccer players received academic all-district recognition from the College Sports Communicators on November 15 for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the field. All six student-athletes will now be eligible to receive Academic All-America honors later in the fall.

Read about the six Rainbow Wahine below:

Taylor Caporus

  • A senior majoring in kinesiology.
  • Appeared in 13 of the 15 matches off the bench on the front line as a senior.
  • Recorded first career point and assist in a win over UC Riverside on October 20.

Maya Gonzalez

  • A junior majoring in kinesiology.
  • Appeared in 14 of the 15 matches with six starts on the back line.
  • A starter in all four of the Rainbow Wahine’s shutouts this year.
  • Played in nine of the 10 matches during conference play.

Lauren Marquez

  • A graduate student with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Had four shutouts this year and tied for the seventh-most shutouts in a single season in program history.
  • Goals against average of 1.21 is the 10th best in a season in program history.
  • Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week after a shutout win over UC Davis on September 15.
  • Finished career ninth in program history with 97 saves.

Kylie McNamara

  • A senior majoring in elementary education.
  • Played in all 15 UH matches and made her first 11 career starts this year.
  • Started the final five matches of the year and seven of the last eight.
  • Appeared in 35 career matches while totaling 1,251 minutes.

Krista Peterson

  • A sophomore majoring in business with a focus in entrepreneurship.
  • Led the team and finished tied for sixth in the conference in both goals (5) and points (14).
  • A Big West honorable mention selection.
  • Registered a point in eight of her 14 matches played.

Kelci Sumida

  • A senior majoring in kinesiology.
  • Finished tied for sixth in The Big West with four assists.
  • Led the team in minutes played (1,228), shots (36) and shots on goal (21).
  • Finished UH career with 12 goals, six assists and 30 points while starting 44 of 45 matches played.
  • Started 30 consecutive matches to end her career.

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