NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Carleton College women’s soccer team is known for their success both on the pitch and in the classroom, as the Knights have the highest total number of National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) academic awards among MIAC teams and have won the regular-season crown two out of the last three years. Recently, the squad picked up a few more honors, as three Knights earned NSCAA Scholar All-Region Awards. Senior Marlena Hartman-Filson (Evergreen, Colo./Colorado Academy) was named to the 2012 All-North/Central Region Third Team, and seniors Megan Morrison (Acton, Mass./Middlesex) and Sarah Hagerty (Boulder, Colo./Boulder) were tabbed Honorable Mention.
In order to be considered for the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Award, a student-athlete must be a junior or a senior with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have started more than 50 percent of all games that season. The committee reviews both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the qualified nominees.
Two-time All-Region selection, Hartman-Filson is a senior Biology major. She holds a 3.52 cumulative GPA and was one of only three forwards to receive All-Conference Honorable Mention for the 2012 season, as she tied for second on the squad with four goals scored, and her nine points on the season placed her in the top three on the Knights’ roster.
Senior defender Megan Morrison is a Studio Art and Spanish double major, and she holds a cumulative GPA of 3.70. Morrison was selected by her coaches and teammates to the seventh annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. Sarah Hagerty is a senior Psychology major with a 3.72 cumulative GPA. Hagerty played in 16 games during the 2012 season and started in 10 games.