NCAA Year in Review – MYS Alumni

A total of 112 McLean alumni headed NCAA teams for the 2020-21 year, garnering dozens of individual awards and seeing many of their programs go far in their respective conference championships as well as the national tournament.

Six players went all the way to the NCAA Final Four in May, with Lauren Flynn of Florida State (ACC) just falling short of the title. She and six others won conference titles as well — Makenzie DePriest-Kessler, Lily Harkes, Jasmine Bryant, and Beky Myers won the CAA title with Elon while Chloe Dawson and Kieffer Williamson came out on top in the Patriot League with Navy. Chloe Dawson was also named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year for an outstanding performance in her freshman season.

On the boy’s side, Makel Rasheed (U. of Indianapolis) was awarded GLVC Defensive Player of the Year after leading his team to an undefeated season — only losing the conference tournament championship in PKs.

Julia Leas (Georgetown) garnered the most individual awards, taking home All-Conference honors from the Big East as well as United Soccer Coaches mentions.

While some programs did not participate in 2020-21 play due to COVID, players still garnered academic honors throughout the year. Grace Sklopan (Virginia Tech), Margaux Ameer (Tufts), Jordan Silkowitz (Iowa State), Tony Ducic (Middlebury), and Scott Becker (MIT) all were named to all-conference academic honors.

In addition to the individual honors listed below, we want to congratulate the dozens of other McLean alums who worked hard and competed with their teams this year.

 

Mia Gyau (Duke, RS Senior)
ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Spring Week 6)

Courtney Miles (William & Mary, senior)
United Soccer Coaches Player of Distinction

 

Scott Becker (MIT, junior)
NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Claire Constant (UVA, junior)
ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Fall Week 3)
NCAA DI College Cup Final Four

Makenzie DePriest-Kessler (Elon, junior)
All-CAA Third Team
CAA Tournament Champions

Tony Ducic (Middlebury, junior)
NESCAC Academic All-Conference (Fall)

Lily Harkes (Elon, junior)
CAA Tournament Champions

 

Margaux Ameer (Tufts, sophomore)
NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Jasmine Bryant (Elon, R-sophomore)
CAA Tournament Champions

Aleigh Gambone (UNC, sophomore)
ACC Tournament Finalist
NCAA DI College Cup Final Four

Julia Leas (Georgetown, sophomore)
All-Big East Second Team
Big East All-Tournament Team
United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team
United Soccer Coaches All-East Region First Team

Beky Myers (Elon, sophomore)
CAA Tournament Champions

Gabby Nastasi (Morehead State, sophomore)
Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Makel Rasheed (U. of Indianapolis, sophomore)
GLVC Tournament Finalist
GLVC Defensive Player of the Year
All-GLVC First Team
GLVC Defensive Player of the Week

Kendall Robertson (Rice, sophomore)
C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Grace Sklopan (Virginia Tech, sophomore)
All-ACC Academic Team

Jordan Silkowitz (Iowa State, sophomore)
Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week 4x
Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Cayla White (UVA, sophomore)
NCAA DI College Cup Final Four

 

Camille Ashe (Portland, freshman)
All-WCC Honorable Mention
All-WCC Freshman Team
United Soccer Coaches Player of Distinction

Caroline Christianson (Washington and Lee, freshman)
ODAC Tournament Finalist

Chloe Dawson (Navy, freshman)
Patriot League Rookie of the Year
Patriot League Tournament Champions

Lauren Flynn (Florida State, freshman)
ACC Tournament Champion
NCAA DI College Cup Finalist

Makenna Morris (Clemson, freshman)
Second Team All-ACC
All-ACC Freshman Team

Kieffer Williamson (Navy, freshman)
Patriot League Tournament Champions