Nov. 4, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior defender Kristen Goncalves (Ann Arbor, Mich./Gabriel Richard Catholic) and senior/junior goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team were named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Five third team selections by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday (Nov. 4).
To be eligible, nominated student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, in his/her second year at the current institution, and must have played in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
Kopmeyer, a Spanish and political science major, played every minute of every game in net for the Wolverines this season, setting a program record for most saves in a season (115). She recorded six shutouts this season, to go along with a goals-against average of 1.18 and a save percentage of .833. Kopmeyer has one year of eligibility remaining and enters 2012 just 26 saves shy of becoming the program leader in career saves. The current record is held by Megan Tuura, who recorded 322 from 2003-06.
Goncalves, a brain, behavior and cognitive science major, earns the second all-district honor of her career, also making the District Four third team as a sophomore in 2009. Goncalves played in every game this season on defense, starting all but one of them. Goncalves recorded her only point of the season, an assist, in a 3-1 win over DePaul on Aug. 28. Over her four-year career, Goncalves played in 73 games (58 starts), recording four career goals and four career assists.
Michigan ended the 2011 season last Saturday (Oct. 29) with a 3-2 loss at No. 20 Illinois. The Wolverines finished the season with a 9-8-2 record, achieving back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2003 and 2004.
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