KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hanover women's soccer player Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) continues to add to her impressive collection of accomplishments as the senior was honored by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) as both an NCAA Division III Women's Scholar All-American and a Scholar All-North/Central Region selection.
This marks the first year Shroyer has been named a Scholar All-American, and the third straight year the Panthers have had a player earn academic All-American status. A Biology and Environmental Science major, Shroyer currently sports a 3.51 grade point average. She is one of only two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) players to be selected to one of the three teams.
Shroyer, a two-time Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC member, joins Anna Cornacchione (3rd team, 2016), Megan Insley (1st team, 2015), and Kaitlin McCulloch (3rd team, 2012) as Hanover women's soccer players to be named academic All-Americans.
In addition, she was one of three HCAC student-athletes to be named to the Scholar All-North/Central Region teams. A second team selection in 2016, the senior back earned first team accolades this year.
A standout in the classroom, Shroyer has been just as impressive on the field. The three-time HCAC Defensive Player of the Year, was a four-year first team all-conference honoree, a 2015 USC third-team All-American, and a four-time all-region pick, including earning first team recognition this fall.
As a senior she helped guide the Panthers to a 12-5-1 overall record, and a 6-2-1 mark in HCAC play. Shroyer played a major role in helping the defense rank among the top 50 programs in the country as the Blue and Red allowed just 0.763 goals per game. Hanover also posted nine shutouts, including four straight in the month of October.
Shroyer made her one goal of the year count in a big way this fall. Just over one minute into the second overtime against Capital on the road, the senior connected on a free kick to give the Panthers a 1-0 win.
Over her four years in a Hanover uniform Shroyer, and her three senior teammates, helped guide the team to 57-22-1 (71.9%) overall record and a 30-5-1 (84.7%) mark in the HCAC, including three conference championships and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Contact: Mike Pritchard