Papciak Named to Academic All-District 1st Team
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 11/04/2011

TOWSON, Md. – Senior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak of the Tiger women's soccer team has been named as a first team selection on the Capital One Academic All-District II team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Papciak, who was one of 12 student-athletes named to the first team, is now eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America® ballot. The Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® teams will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 1.

One of the Tigers’ co-captains this season, Papciak becomes just the second Tiger women’s soccer player to earn Academic All-District II first team honors, joining Shannon Jackson, ’05, who earned first team notice in 2004.

“Jocelyn embodies everything that you could ask for in being a complete student-athlete,” Towson Coach Greg Paynter said. “She has been a great representative of Towson University and our women’s soccer program over the last four years and I am very proud that she has earned this award.

“Jocelyn has been an exceptional leader for us both on the field, in the classroom and in the community during her career,” Paynter added. “This is not just an award that is given out as a result of one good season, but it is for an outstanding effort over the course of a career both on the field and in the classroom.”

A Business Administration major with a 3.98 cumulative grade point average, Papciak leads the Colonial Athletic Association with 104 saves in 17 games, a 6.12 average. In addition, she ranks seventh in the CAA with a .776 save percentage. On Sept. 18, she matched her career high by recording 13 saves in the Tigers’ 3-1 loss at N.C. State. In addition, she had 12 saves against Georgia State on Oct. 14 and contributed 11 saves in an overtime loss at James Madison on Sept. 29.

Papciak, who ranks third in school history with 10 career shutouts, made three saves in leading the Tigers to a 2-0 win over Loyola on Aug. 20 before posting six saves in a 1-0 overtime victory at UNC Wilmington on Oct. 14.

A second team Academic All-District II selection as a junior, Papciak earned second team All-CAA honors last year after starting all 20 games for the Tigers. She led the CAA with 113 saves in 20 games, a 5.65 average, and recorded a 1.29 goals against average. She led the Tigers to back-to-back shutouts against Manhattan and Charleston Southern and made a season-high 10 saves in back-to-back games against James Madison and Old Dominion.

In addition, Papciak was the recipient of the Towson University Vice President for Student Affairs award, which recognizes a broad base of Towson students who have demonstrated continual leadership to the University through student organizations, University committee participation, academic achievement and outstanding contributions to campus life.

As a sophomore, Papciak started 10 of 11 games and posted a 1.79 goals against average while stopping 72.9 per cent of the shots she faced. As a freshman, Papciak appeared in 11 games and started seven times. She had a 1.86 goals against average and made a career high with 13 saves against William & Mary.

With 308 career saves, Papciak ranks third on the Tigers’ career list while her 1.62 career goals against average ranks seventh in school history.

A three-time selection to the CAA Commissioner’s List, Papciak has earned Dean’s List notice in each of the last six semesters. In addition, she is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Beta Gamma Sigma. Papciak also completed an internship with Under Armour last summer as part of the company’s Rookie Program after being chosen from more than 6,000 applicants.

A two-time co-captain for the Tigers, Papciak is also a member of Towson University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Led by Papciak, the Tigers finished the season with a 9-10-0 record, their highest win total since 2007.

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