Case Western Reserve University senior midfielder Elle Zadina has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America® Division III Women's Soccer Second Team, based on her outstanding achievements both on the pitch and in the classroom over her career as a Spartan.
Zadina becomes the 98th person in the history of Case Western Reserve athletics to receive the CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition. She is just the fourth player in the history of the women's soccer program to earn the honor, joining former Spartans Sandra Oh (1995, 1996 and 1997), Nancy Moon (1993), and Suzanne Boyer (1992).
Zadina started all 18 games for the Spartans this season, finishing as the team leader in goals (8) shots (34) and shots on goal (17). She also contributed two game winning goals throughout the season, coming during the Spartans victory at Chatham on September 1st and at Oberlin on October 21st. Zadina's eight goals on the season ties her for 10th-most in a single-season in program history. The eight goals in a single-season are also the most since Ana Arruda scored nine goals during the 2008 season.
Zadina, who became eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team after earning an Academic All-District selection in November, carries a 4.0 cumulative grade point average as a Computer Science major at CWRU. She has received UAA All-Academic honors two times over her career, and has been selected to the All-UAA second team and All-UAA honorable mention during her career.
Case Western Reserve's 97 Academic All-Americans to begin the year ranked as the 18th-most among NCAA Division III institutions and are tied for 57th among all collegiate athletic programs.
Zadina and the Spartans finished the 2017 campaign with a 7-11-0 overall record and a 1-6-0 mark in the University Athletic Association.