Maryville's Reagan Named Division III Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year

Maryville's Reagan Named Division III Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year

The Academic All-America Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida) has been released and Maryville College senior forward Shannon Reagan has been named a first-team All-America selection. Reagan was also honored as the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer CoSida Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.

Reagan, a 3.95 student as a biology major and a Tullahoma, Tennessee native, had 21 goals and 11 assists for 53 points this fall for the Scots. Maryville, the USA South Conference champion, finished the season with a 15-5 overall record after falling to Washington University in St. Louis in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Reagan is the 2019 USA South Conference Player of the Year after pacing the conference in goals, assists, and points while depositing five game-winning goals. She was a three-time All-USA South Conference honoree as well as a two-time All-South Region selection. In 2019, Reagan's goals scored ranked No.16 nationally. Her assists ranked No.21 nationally, and her total points were No.10 nationally within the NCAA Division III.

In 56 career matches in the orange and garnet, Reagan deposited 45 goals while dishing out 19 assists. She finished with 109 career points and 10 career game-winning goals. In three seasons, Shannon helped lead Maryville College to a 42-14-2 overall mark while going 22-0-1 in USA South Athletic Conference challenges. Her squads captured three consecutive USA South regular-season titles, a league tournament crown in 2019, and the program's 10th bid to the NCAA post-season following her senior season.

"This is a special honor. The Maryville College athletics staff unveiled this news with my parents and brother in attendance," stated Reagan. "To have some of my former teachers, team members, our coaches, and Dr. Tom Bogart present during the announcement displayed the pride Maryville College has for our student-athletes. The love and support they displayed were incredible."

Reagan credits her parents for instilling a dedication to both athletics and academics. "They raised me to always do my best in everything that I do. Upon graduation, I plan to take the foundation gained at Maryville both on the field and classroom and attack graduate school to become a physician assistant."

Shannon was quick to point out her teammates upon earning this national distinction. "I could not have earned this award without the help of all my teammates. This team was special. We were all so close both on and off the field. Our team chemistry made practice fun and each match special."

"A lot of things have to happen for an individual to earn this type of award," stated Maryville College Head Coach Pepe Fernandez. "You have to be a fantastic student, a dynamic player, and the team has to excel. This year everything came together for Shannon and our squad. It is an individual accolade but also a credit to the team and program. We are proud of what our student-athletes do in the classroom, on the field, and in the community."

Maryville College's women's soccer program has earned 21 consecutive United Soccer Coaches Association team academic awards for maintaining a team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. MC's Shannon Reagan is the seventh Scot to earn CoSida Academic All-America honors. Kevin Hedrick and Brian Gossett, each football standouts in 1999 and 2000 respectively, earned the distinction. Women's Basketball two-time All-American Hayley Smith earned the honor in 2004. Ridge Carter (2010) and Ian Schomer (2017 and 2018) each earned the award within Coach Fernandez's men's soccer program. Reagan is the women's program's first CoSida Academic All-America and the College's first-ever National Player of the Year.

Release courtesy of the Maryville sports information department.