Postseason awards continue to roll in for a pair of Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) soccer standouts. Washington Mary senior Justin Carey and Christopher Newport senior Gabby Gillis were named to the United Soccer Coaches 2018 Scholar All-America First Team, announced on Monday (Dec. 10).
Carey, the CAC Player of the Year, scored a team-high eight goals and added three assists for 19 points. Three of his scores proved to be game winners. He netted game winners at nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins, at St. Mary's, and at Frostburg State. Carey becomes the seventh All-America pick in program history, and first since 1997. In the classroom, Carey boasts a 3.36 grade-point average as a Business major.
Gillis continues to add to her impressive list of postseason accolades throughout her career as the two-time All-American wrapped up her career with the finest season of her tenure. The senior midfielder from Leesburg, Va. notched career bests in every statistical category while leading the Captains to their third straight conference title, most wins in program history, and first ever national semifinals appearance. Gillis scored 41 points on 15 goals and 11 assists and hauled in her second straight conference Player of the Year designation.
Off the field, Gillis has posted a 3.63 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in Psychology and Sociology. A three-time Academic All-Conference selection, Gillis has impressed both on and off the field throughout her career.
Student-athletes receiving USC Scholar All-America recognition must have met the following criteria:
- 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
- Started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
- Nominated by head coach of current College Services member institution
- Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school