Webster's Ashley Mess was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2015 Scholar All-American, becoming the first women's soccer player in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history to earn the distinction. Mess (SR, St. Louis, MO/Northwest HS), previously named to the NSCAA All-Central Region First Team, was a Third Team Scholar All-American.
Mess was named to the NSCAA All-American Team that includes not only NCAA III members but all NAIA and NCCAA schools as well, numbering over 700 programs total.
To be named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale throughout her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to her team. Mess has a cumulative GPA of 3.88 at Webster, majoring in Media Communications.
Mess was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2015 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and was a SLIAC First-Team All-Conference selection for a second straight year. She anchored a Webster defense that allowed just 21 goals in 19 games this past season. Mess finished the season with four goals and five assists.
During Mess' four years as a Gorlok, Webster went 33-2 in the SLIAC over that period. Webster was 13-5-1 overall this year, winning the SLIAC title for a fourth straight season with an 8-1 record.
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