C-USA Academic Honors For Rice Soccer

Nov. 2, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Rice's Mallory Radtke, Nia Stallings, Louise Stephens and Marissa Topolski have all been named to the 2017 Conference USA Women's Soccer All-Academic Team Presented by InTouch Credit Union, the league office announced Thursday from the C-USA championship tournament this week in Boca Raton, Fla.

The C-USA office honored a total of 23 student-athletes for women's soccer with two All-Academic teams. The four Rice selections juggled the rigors of playing for the Owls’ nationally-ranked soccer program and succeeding in the University’s challenging curriculum to be named to the C-USA All-Academic Second Team.

Radtke maintained a 3.62 grade point average majoring in Kinesiology/Sport Management. On the field the senior defender from Leewood, Kansas, started all 17 matches and ranked among the team leaders in minutes played.

Stallings owns a 3.2 grade point average as a Mathematics major. The dynamic senior midfielder shared the Rice team lead with eight goals and was second on the squad with seven assists.

Stephens, a sophomore defender from Houston, has not yet declared a major but has a 3.89 grade point average. In her first season as a starter Stephens rarely came off the field and was part of an Owl backline than held opponents to just 10.1 shots per game.

Topolski maintained a 3.81 grade point average majoring in Cognitive Sciences. The junior forward from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, registered three goals and four assists while finishing second on the team in shots.

2017 Conference USA Women’s Soccer All-Academic Teams Presented by InTouch Credit Union



First Team
Martha Thomas, Charlotte, Sr., F, Weston, Fla., 3.85 GPA in exercise science
Megan Greene, Charlotte, So., F, Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 4.0 GPA, undeclared
Sophie Sipprell, Charlotte, So., M, Matthews, N.C., 4.0 in biology
Haley Laque, Louisiana Tech, Sr., D, Lafayette, La., 3.81 GPA in kinesiology & health promotions
Nomvula Kgoale, Louisiana Tech, Sr., D/F, Polokwane, South Africa, 3.53 GPA in sociology
Amber Hoot, Middle Tennessee, So., M, Churubusco, Ind., 4.0 GPA in biochemistry
Dominique James, North Texas, So., D, Fort Worth, Texas, 3.9 GPA in business
Kelsey Daugherty, UAB, Jr., GK, Kennesaw, Ga., 3.71 GPA in kinesiology
Rachel Green, UAB, Sr., M/F, Peachtree City, Ga., 3.76 GPA in marketing
Megan Hudgens, UAB, So., F, Alpharetta, Ga., 4.0 GPA in finance
Nicole Roseland, WKU, Jr., M, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 3.85 GPA in finance

Second Team
Kelley Suggs, Charlotte, So., Fuquay-Varina, N.C., 4.0 GPA in kinesiology
Alex Maxson, Florida Atlantic, So., D, Naples, Fla., 3.842 in finance and international business (double major)
Karen Rogge, Marshall, Jr., D, Naples, Fla., 4.0 GPA in accounting
Jenna Zuolo, Marshall, Jr., M, 3.81 GPA in biological sciences
Aaliyah Nolan, North Texas, Jr., F, Warwick, Bermuda, 3.714 GPA in kinesiology
Jackie Stroud, Old Dominion, RS-Sr., D, Raleigh, N.C., 3.28 GPA in mathematics
Mallory Radtke, Rice, Sr., D, Leawood, Kan., 3.62 GPA in kinesiology & sport management
Nia Stallings, Rice, Sr., M, San Antonio, Texas, 3.2 GPA in mathematics
Louise Stephens, Rice, So., D, Houston, Texas, 3.89 GP, undeclared
Marissa Topolski, Rice, Jr., F, Mt. Laurel, N.J., 3.81 GPA in cognitive sciences
Kierstin Bradley, Southern Miss, Jr., F, Sanger, Texas, 3.847 GPA in biological sciences
Sarah Gorham, WKU, RS-Jr., M, Lexington, Ky., 3.96 GPA in sport management



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