Holtz, Hilliard Earn Academic All-District Soccer Honors

Ally Holtz
Oct. 30, 2014

MALIBU, Calif. - Seniors Ally Holtz and Kristine Hilliard of the Pepperdine women's soccer team earned spots on Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 teams today. Holtz made the first team and Hilliard was on the second team.

In order to be considered, student-athletes must be a starter of key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or better and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing. District 8 consists of Division I schools from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

As a result of making the first team, Holtz (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) is now eligible for Academic All-America honors. She previously earned spots on the West Coast Conference's All-Academic first team in 2013 and honorable mention in 2012. This season, Holtz has a goal and a team-high seven assists. She's started 14 of 18 games. Last year, she made the All-WCC second team. Holtz, a business administration major, has a 3.90 GPA.

Hilliard (North Ogden, Utah/Weber HS) earned Academic All-District second team honors for the third straight year. She's the first Pepperdine women's soccer player to be honored by Capital One/CoSIDA three times. The midfielder has made 13 appearances off the bench this season, and also earned a victory as an emergency goalkeeper. Hilliard made the WCC All-Academic first team in 2012. Hilliard, a business administration major, has a 3.94 GPA.

The 12th-ranked Waves (13-2-3, 4-1-2 WCC) play their final two games of the regular season at home. The first one is Sunday (Nov. 2) with a Wells Fargo PCH Cup matchup against rival Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the game online via WaveCasts at PepperdineSports.com.



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