KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Williams College senior back Danielle Sim (Bel Air, MD) of the women's soccer team has been named a First Team Scholar All-American by the United Soccer Coaches Association (USC) as well as a Scholar All-East Region selection, it was announced recently by the organization. Fellow senior Evan Gancedo (Pasadena, CA) was named Second Team Scholar All-American.
To earn Scholar All-America recognition, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career, have started more than 50 percent of all games while being a significant contributor to the team, be a junior or above in academic standing, and have been nominated by a head coach of an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member.
Sim, a biology major, has been previously honored as a First Team USC All-American, a First Team All-Region selection by the USC, the NESCAC Player of the Year and also a First Team All-NESCAC selection.
Sim anchored an Eph backfield that allowed only eight goals in 24 games this season, finishing with a 0.33 goals against average, en route to a 22-1-1 record and a national championship.
Gancedo was the instrumental figure in an Eph midfield that helped the team only allow 8 goals in 24 games, but also contributed to the team scoring 57 goals this season. Individually, she finished with 4 goals and 1 assist for 9 points. The Philosophy and Economics major was also selected as an First Team All-East Region Scholar-Athlete by the USC.
This year's senior class will leave Williams with a four-year mark of 82-5-6, a winning percentage of .914, with four NCAA quarterfinal appearances in four years, three Final Four appearances and two national championships (2015, 2017).