DeLand, Fla. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has announced its 2010 Awards and two members of the Stetson women's soccer team have been honored for their hard work on the field combined with their excellence in the classroom. Senior Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named Second Team Scholar All-South Region and junior Crossley Simmons (Winfield, Ill.) was named Scholar All-South Region Honorable Mention.
In 2010 Bitetto combined a 3.41 GPA in Integrative Health Science with another brilliant season on the pitch. She finished with two goals and seven assists for 11 points. Simmons, an Environmental Science major combined a GPA of 3.74 with a solid season of her own. She moved from midfield to defender and finished with one goal scored.
"In our program we emphasize performance in the classroom just as much as we strive to achieve on the field", said Stetson head coach Julie Orlowski. "Katie and Crossley are most deserving of this award as they consistently over achieve every semester."
The only other season that members of the Stetson women's soccer team made the NSCAA Scholar All-Region list was 2006 when Yvonne Davis, Brittany Jones, Kelsey Kramer, and Noelle Tyre all received Honorable Mention honors. The Stetson women's soccer team is known for its prowess in the classroom. Following this past season 22 members of the 2010 squad earned Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team status.