ST. LOUIS -- Senior goalkeeper Mary Niehaus and sophomore forward Alyssa Seitzer of the Saint Louis University women’s soccer team have been selected to the Academic All-District 6 team by a vote of district members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Niehaus and Seitzer will appear on the ballot for Academic All-America voting later this month. Their selection gives Saint Louis women’s soccer 17 Academic All-District honorees who have combined to earn the award 22 times in 19 years.
Niehaus is a neuroscience major with a 3.589 grade point average, while Seitzer carries a 4.0 GPA as a nursing major. Both were selected to the 2017 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team.
Niehaus has earned first-team All-Conference plaudits the past two years. This season, she led the A-10 in goals against average (0.52), ranked second in save percentage (.861) and wins (15), and tied for second in shutouts (10). Niehaus finished the season ranked among the top 20 goalkeepers nationally in shutouts, GAA and save percentage. In addition, she set Saint Louis single-season records for wins and GAA and tied for third on SLU’s single-season shutouts list.
A two-time A-10 Defensive Player of the Week in 2017, Niehaus concluded the season second in GAA (0.67), third in wins (29), tied for third in shutouts (19) and sixth in saves (125) on the Billikens’ career charts. She joined Meghann Burke (Conference USA, 2000 and 2002) as the only Saint Louis goalkeepers to earn first-team All-Conference plaudits twice.
Seitzer turned in five goals and six assists for 16 points, ranking second on the team in points and assists. She tied for seventh in the A-10 in assists (0.32 per game), and she led Saint Louis and tied for fourth in the league with three game-winning goals.