ALL-AMERICAN: LHU women’s soccer’s Foltz earns USC & D2CCA honors

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LHU women’s soccer’s Marah Foltz is now an All-American. The junior forward was named to both the 2018 USC (2nd Team) and D2CCA (3rd Team) today.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Junior forward Marah Foltz (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) of the Lock Haven University women’s soccer team has been named a 2018 All-American.

Today (Wednesday, November 28), Foltz earned All-American honors from both the United Soccer Coaches (USC) organization and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).

She earned a spot on the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-America Second Team at forward and Foltz grabbed a spot on the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Third Team.

Foltz’s All-American status follows a long list of awards after what proved to be a remarkable 2018 season from the Mountville, Pennsylvania native.

Following a 17-goal season, she was named the D2CCA Atlantic Region Player of the Year and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Player of the Year. She earned All-PSAC First Team honors and D2CCA All-Atlantic Region First Team honors as well.

She became first LHU women’s soccer student-athlete to ever win the D2CCA Atlantic Region Player of the Year award. Foltz became the first Bald Eagle to be named PSAC Player of the Year since Brooke Rangie in 2002 and it was just the third time since 1994 where a Lock Haven player was named Player of the Year by the PSAC.  

Foltz also grabbed spots on the 2018 USC All-Atlantic Region First Team and the prestigious 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, a team selected by CoSIDA that honors both academic and on-field success.

Foltz’s 17 goals during the 2018 season tied the single-season school record. She added five assists for 39 total points. Her goal and point totals ranked among PSAC and Atlantic Region leaders all season.

To date, and with the NCAA DII Final Four still to be played, Foltz’s 17 goals rank 18th in all of Division II women’s soccer. Her 39 points rank among the top-30.

On the season, Foltz had five game-winning goals and she registered seven multiple-goal games.

Without question, Foltz’s play was a big reason behind the 2018 success for the LHU women’s soccer team. Lock Haven finished the season at 11-5-1 after advancing to the PSAC Tournament for the first time in 12 years and the 11 wins on the season marked the most for the Bald Eagles since 2004.