Nov. 7, 2012
ELMHURST, Ill. -- Julianne Boyle and Kyla Kellermann were both named to The Summit League's Academic All-League Team, released by the league office on Wednesday. The winners were voted on by faculty athletics representatives and sports information personnel from each of the league's nine member institutions.
Boyle was named the Most Valuable Player at The Summit League Championship. The junior midfielder from Lake Orion, Mich. posted a 3.90 GPA as an engineering biology major. She was a key figure in an Oakland defense that recorded a league-best 10 shutouts this season. The Golden Grizzlies also became the first team to ever go through The Summit League Championship without allowing a goal.
Kellermann was The Summit League Offensive Player of the Year this season. A sophomore from Elmvale, Ontario, Canada she posted a 3.57 GPA at Oakland. Kellermann led The Summit League in scoring with nine goals and also topped the league with 22 points this season. She scored the lone goal in Oakland's 1-0 win over Western Illinois in the semifinal of the league championship.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions. The women's soccer all-league teams are made up of the 11 student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing. For the complete list of Academic All-League click here.
The Golden Grizzlies won their second consecutive Summit League Championship on Sunday and will face Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.