Natalie Capuano Earns Academic All-District

PHILADELPHIA - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced its ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams in women's soccer, and Penn senior Natalie Capuano was named to the University Division first team in District 2.

By earning first-team honors, Capuano is now eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be voted on in the coming weeks and announced on Tuesday, Nov. 18. District 2 covers every NCAA Division I institution in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

A three-time captain for the Quakers, Capuano is tied for the team lead with five goals this season which matches her career high. Overall, the senior midfielder has 14 goals -- tied for 10th on the program's all-time list -- and four assists for 32 points. Last year, Capuano earned Scholar All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as regional honors for her play on the field. Capuano is a two-time first-team All-Ivy player, an Academic All-Ivy and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area honoree, and was captain of last year's Ivy championship squad.

Prior to the start of the 2008 season, Capuano -- a psychology major with a minor in HispanicStudies-- was named one of 30 candidates nationwide for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.