Six Maryland soccer players — four from the women’s team and two from the men’s team — were named last week to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team.
On the women’s side, goalie Liz Beardsley, defender Caroline Koutsos, midfielder Ava Morales and forward Kelsey Smith each earned recognition.
The recipients from the men’s team were defender Luca Costabile and midfielder Alex Nitzl. Nitzl was previously an Academic All-Big Ten selection and won the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2022.
All six players will be automatically considered for advancement on the Academic All-American ballot, which will be revealed in early December.
In other news
Maryland football finished its regular season Saturday with a 42-24 win over Rutgers. Andrew Chodes had the game story and shared some takeaways. Taulia Tagovailoa became the Big Ten’s all-time passing yards leader during the second quarter.
Maryland women’s basketball won its final two games at the Cancun Challenge, against Green Bay and UMass. Jack Parry covered Friday’s win against the Phoenix, 68-59, and Ryan Alonardo had the story after the Terps’ 92-63 win over UMass.
Former Terp Deonte Banks recorded the second interception of his career.