CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, Ohio) and Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and sophomore Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District women's soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. They will represent MIT on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors to be voted on at the end of November.
Appearing and starting in 16 games so far this season, Dias Carlson is currently second on the team with her three goals and six assists to total 12 points. Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in applied international studies and a concentration in French, the senior has completed multiple internships, including one that involved traveling to Belgium to work on characterizing joint impedance during the gait cycle at the Université Catholique de Louvain. This is the third time in her career that she has appeared on the All-District list.
Nealon, a pivotal part of the MIT defense, is the first player in program history to earn two CoSIDA Academic All-America selections, after being named to the third team in 2011 and second team in 2012. This is also the third time that she has been named All-District. She has played and started 14 games this season and is a key factor that has MIT ranked top in the conference with just eight goals allowed and a .45 goals against average. Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering and a concentration in economics, she most recently interned at Ethicon Endo Surgery during the summer of 2013.
Appearing on the national ballot for the first time in her two years at MIT, Moroi was one of a small handful of nominees to hold a perfect grade point average. She has appeared and started in 12 games so far this season and has scored two goals and notched three assists for seven points. Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering and a concentration in brain and cognitive sciences, she recently interned at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where she found ways to improve and regulate inflammatory responses in critically ill children.
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 203 honors. The women's soccer team has received five awards since it became a varsity program in 1985.