Major contributors to the VMI women’s soccer program both on the pitch and in their studies, Cadets Audrey Davis ’25 and Delilah Martindale ’25 were named to the College Sports Communicators Division I Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team Nov. 21, 2023.
To receive the honor, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. A newly instituted rule for 2023 is that the athlete must participate in at least 90% of the team’s contests or be named a starter in at least two-thirds of the matches. A full list of requirements is found below.
“Both of these players mean so much to this program, and this is a testament to the well-rounded nature we encourage in our program,” said Chris Haught-Thompson, VMI head coach. “Audrey and Delilah both work incredibly hard to excel in all aspects of their lives and studies. This is a well-deserved honor for both of them.”
Academic All-District® honorees are considered for advancement to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second-, and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
A native of Austin, Texas, Davis started 14 of 15 matches as a defender and played over 1,100 minutes this past season. She took three shot attempts over the course of the season, including one on frame at Western Carolina University requiring a goalie save. She is majoring in international studies.
Martindale started all 16 matches for VMI during the 2023 campaign, including three in which she played more than 70 minutes of action. The midfielder from San Bruno, California, earned two assists during the year and totaled 10 shot attempts, including three at Gardner-Webb University. She played nearly 1,000 minutes (964) throughout the season. She is also majoring in international studies.
A full listing of all women’s CSC Academic All-District honorees across the country can be found on the CSC website.
All-District honorees are based on the criteria below:
- Academic standing:
Student-athletes must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically.
Student-athletes must be enrolled at their institution at the time of nomination either as undergraduates or graduate students. Only the school at which an athlete competed in the current academic year can nominate that player.
- Academic eligibility:
An undergraduate student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
- (New) Athletic eligibility:
Fall sports (men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, football); student-athletes must compete in 90 percent of the institution’s games/contests/sets played or must start in at least 66% of the games/contests/sets.
Academic All-District® honorees are considered for advancement to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second-, and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December. The CSC Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages. See the complete all-district teams here.
Editor’s Note: This article was first published at vmikeydets.com.