Four CAC student-athletes have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large Teams - Salisbury men's lacrosse senior Adam Huber, Marymount women's lacrosse junior Kellen Cannon, Mary Washington women's lacrosse junior Kirsten Littlefield, and St. Mary's women's tennis junior Melissa Barall.
The Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The At-Large Teams are comprised of a number of fall and spring sports. All four student-athletes are now eligible for the Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in early June.
Huber is a business major at Salisbury and holds a 3.94 grade point average. In his first season on the field with the Sea Gulls, Huber has connected for 24 goals while adding nine assists for 33 points.Huber found his calling for the Gulls this season on the man-up unit and has scored eight of his goals on the man up. His eight man-up goals ranks 39th in the nation.
Cannon is health sciences/pre-physical therapy major at Marymount with a 3.96 GPA. She started all 19 games for the Saints this season, totaling 30 goals and six assists. Cannon and the Saints captured the program's first-ever ECAC Championship this past weekend to cap off the season with a record of 13-6.
Littlefield is a biology major at Mary Washington with a 3.91 GPA. The UMW Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, Littlefield helped lead the Eagles to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A second team IWLCA All-American defender a season ago, Littlefield ranked second in the CAC in ground balls (47) and led the Eagles in draw controls (43) in 2017.
Barall, a team captain this season, has been a straight A student during her first three years at St. Mary's. She currently boasts a 4.0 cumulative grade point average as a triple major in economics, political science, and public policy studies. As if three majors weren't daunting enough, Barall is also minoring in mathematics. This past fall, she spent the semester abroad in Ireland.
She has made the school's Dean's List every semester, which awards those students who earn a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.50 or better on all courses attempted with at least 12 credit hours taken for a letter grade. Barall was just named a St. Mary's Scholar for 2016; an honor bestowed upon juniors and seniors who have earned at least 32 credit-hours and whose cumulative GPA is 3.50 or better.
Barall is an economics, political science, and public policy major at St. Mary's with a 4.00 GPA. She is heavily involved in the St. Mary's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Executive Board, served as the president of the St. Mary's Votes Club, and was the treasurer for the Economics Club. She is a two-time member of the CAC All-Academic Team and was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Scholar-Athlete in 2015. On the court, she has accumulated a career singles record of 35-15 with 17 wins at No. 1 singles and 13 victories coming at No. 2 singles. Barall was selected as the 2015 CAC Women's Tennis Rookie of the Year and picked up second team All-CAC honors at No. 2 singles after going 15-2 (6-1 CAC) in dual matches, including a 13-2 mark at No. 2 singles. Last season, she finished her sophomore campaign ranked 24th in the Atlantic South region by the ITA.