November 22, 2013

Kaitlyn Nealon Named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

TOWSON, Md. – MIT women's soccer senior Kaitlyn Nealon (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) was selected to the second team of the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III women's soccer team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday afternoon.

This is the second year in a row that she has been named to the second team and her third time overall that she has earned this honor, as she was selected to the third team as a sophomore. She is one of four MIT women's soccer players, dating all the way back to 1987, to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American and is the first in program history to earn it twice, let alone three times.

Nealon was one of the captains that led the Engineers to a record of 13-2-6 and a share of the regular season title following a record of 8-1-1 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action. She played in and started 18 games during her senior year and was a pivotal part of the dangerous Tech defense that had MIT ranked top in the conference with just nine goals allowed and a .40 goals against average. Throughout her four years, she played in 70 games, making 49 starts.