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Reinwald Named Capital One Academic All-American

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 12/02/2011
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Senior forward Kelly Reinwald was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for the second consecutive season, as announced Thursday afternoon by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). After a successful senior year, Reinwald has received numerous honors for her excellence in classroom and on the pitch, including MAAC First Team, MAAC All-Academic, and Capital One Academic All-America District One First Team.

Holding a 3.92 GPA, the finance major has succeeded in the classroom and on the field. Serving as one of the team captains this past season, Reinwald led by example, challenging her teammates with her display of strong work ethic and leadership on and off the field.

This season, the forward started in all 19 games for the Griffs, leading the team in five offensive categories, including points (31), goals (10), assists (11), shots (75), and shots on goal (36). For her team-leading performance this season, Reinwald was named All-MAAC First Team for the fourth time in her career.

Since joining the Golden Griffins as a freshman in 2008, Reinwald has started in all 79 games she appeared in as a four-year starter. In her time with the Griffs, Reinwald was a four-time All-MAAC First Team selection and three-time MAAC All-Academic selection.

She finished her career as the Golden Griffins' all-time leader in points (107) and assists (35). In her career, she received multiple conference honors, including 2010 MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was a member of the 2008 MAAC All-Rookie Team.

Every season Reinwald donned the blue and gold, she experienced success not only on the field but in the classroom. Among the academic honors she received, the forward became the first member of the women's soccer team to be named to the ESPN Academic All-America Women's Soccer Second Team in 2010. Twice in her career, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America District One First Team and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Women's Soccer All-Northeast Region Third Team.

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