Junior midfielder Erica Licari (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown East) of The University of Scranton women's soccer team has been honored for her play on the field and her work in the classroom, as she has been named a third-team Scholar All-American by the United Soccer Coaches.
Licari, who was a first-team Scholar All-Region selection in the East Region, is the first player in Scranton women's soccer history to earn Scholar All-American honors from the United Soccer Coaches, which was formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
A double major in biology and philosophy, Licari has a cumulative GPA of 3.95. On the field, she was named first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region by the United Soccer Coaches, the first player in the program to earn first-team honors since 2011.
Licari finished the year with six goals and four assists for 16 points, and was a dominant force throughout the season. She scored game-winning goals in victories over Moravian (1-0, Sept. 23), at Drew (4-0, Oct. 11) and in a Landmark Conference semifinal against Elizabethtown (3-0, Nov. 1).
A first-team all-Landmark Conference selection this season, Licari has 15 goals and 15 assists for 45 points in her career. She was a second-team all-Landmark Conference choice as a sophomore.
The United Soccer Coaches' Scholar All-American program recognizes players who are of a junior or senior academically with a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 who have started at least 50 percent of his or her team's games and is "an elite player as supported by playing honors."
To see the complete NCAA Division III women's Scholar All-America team, visit https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/web/Awards/Recipients/2017_United_Soccer_Coaches_NCAA_Division_III_Women_s_Scholar_All-America_Teams.aspx?_zs=DV7MB1&_zl=T23C4.