Soccer Garners Athletic and Academic All-Ohio Honors
Dutton named Division I All-Ohio performer; Ingram, Salerno and Gironda selected to OCSA Academic All-Ohio second team
KENT, Ohio – The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) announced Friday (Jan. 6) the recipients of its 2011 All-Ohio awards, both for athletic and academic success.
Sophomore forward Jaclyn Dutton (Bridgeport, Ohio) was selected to the OCSA's 2011 Division I Women's All-Ohio Team, while senior defender Gabi Ingram (Indianapolis, Ind.), senior midfielder Vanessa Salerno (Etobicoke, Ontario) and sophomore forward Jessacca Gironda (Akron, Ohio) were named to the OCSA Academic All-Ohio second team.
"I'm happy to see our players be recognized for our team's successful season," said head coach Rob Marinaro. "I'm very proud of Jackie, Gabi, Jess and Vanessa and how they exemplify the qualities of our entire team both on the field and in the classroom."
In her first season with Kent State, Dutton had an impact in the team capturing the 2011 MAC-East title. Dutton tied for the team lead in scoring with six goals and six assists for 18 points in aiding the Golden Flashes to a 12-8-0 record. Dutton registered game-winning goals in back-to-back Mid-American Conference games, including her overtime strike against Bowling Green Sept. 25.
Ingram (3.46, biology/pre-med) started all 20 games and was a key defender in aiding Kent State post eight shutouts in 2011, which tied for second most in team history. Last season, Ingram garnered NSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-Region honors.
Salerno (3.67, integrated health studies) started all 20 games last season and finished the year ranked fifth on the team in scoring with three goals and four assists for 10 points. An NSCAA Third Team Scholar All-Region honoree last year, Salerno finished her playing career with 25 points on 10 goals and five assists and is one of just three players in team history to record a hat trick.
Gironda (3.94, business administration) is on pace to be one of the top scorers in program history after tallying five goals and five assists last season to rank third on the team in scoring. Just a sophomore, Gironda was also a second team academic all-district selection by CoSIDA in 2011.
The OCSA recognized Ohio student-athletes in all intercollegiate associations and for their excellence during the 2011 season.