Three Crusaders Named Academic All-Region by United Soccer Coaches

Pictured: Maggie Peddicord (left) and Allyssa Kimbler (right)
Pictured: Maggie Peddicord (left) and Allyssa Kimbler (right)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Capital University women's soccer team were named to the NCAA Division III Scholar All-North/Central Region Team by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) on Monday afternoon.

Capital placed two Crusaders on the first team and one on the second team for their work in and out of the classroom this past athletic season. Allyssa Kimber and Maggie Peddicord were named to the first team, while Jordan Fike was placed on the second team.

ALLYSSA KIMBLER
Senior | Defense | London, Ohio (London)
First Team Scholar All-Region

Senior Allyssa Kimbler has been a key cog of the Capital defense since transferring to CU prior to the 2017 season. The 2019 season was a banner year for Kimbler who helped on both ends of the field. Kimbler scored seven goals, all by way of penalty kick, and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the dot. Two of those served as game-winners. She also chipped in an assist as part of a 3-0 win over Wilmington College late in the regular season.

The political science major was also named Academic All-OAC for the second time in her career following season's end.

 

MAGGIE PEDDICORD
Senior | Defense | Delaware, Ohio (Buckeye Valley)
First Team Scholar All-Region

Four-year starter on defense, Maggie Peddicord, helped Cap to another solid defensive season. With Peddicord in the backfield, Capital allowed the second-fewest goals (19) and held the second-lowest goals-against average (0.95) in the OAC. Peddicord and Company pitched eight shutouts, which tied for second among OAC teams, and seven games having allowed one goal, six of those landing wins.

Peddicord, a biology major, was named Academic All-OAC for the third time in her career in early December.

 

JORDAN FIKE
Senior | Forward | Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)
Second Team Scholar All-Region

After three seasons with five goals scored, Jordan Fike broke out in 2019 with 10 goals, which tied for the team lead (Avery Hart) and ranked fourth in the OAC. She led the Crusaders with 10 assists, second-most in the OAC, and ranked fourth in the conference in total points (30). Seven of her 10 goals served as the game-winner, which was second in the conference. She recorded one goal and two assists on the road against Baldwin Wallace University (10/5) and Heidelberg University (10/9), but her best game came against Muskingum when she posted two goals and two assists in an 8-0 win.

Fike, a middle childhood education major, is also a three-time Academic All-OAC selection.

 

To be eligible for USC Scholar All-Region honors a nominated student-athlete must possess a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, be at least of junior standing, start 50 percent or better of a team's games, and significantly contribute on the field.

All three Crusaders were named to the USC all-region team earlier this year specifically for their athletic contributions this past season. Full story