RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- With a conference title all wrapped up, Fabiola Zanella da Silva learned Friday that she has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District women's soccer team.
da Silva was one of 14 NCAA Division II players from the West named to the District 8 team. She was one of just to players selected from the PacWest, joining BYU-Hawaii's Britt Edman.
da Silva is a senior pre-engineering major with a 3.47 grade point average, and she is third on the Lancers' team with 26 points, scoring nine goals and assisting on eight others.
Players were selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and recognized as the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
There are eight districts in all and there separate teams for NCAA Division I, II and III as well as a College Division, which includes NAIA, Canadian and junior college. District 8 includes the PacWest, California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
Academic All-District first team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. The Capital One Division II Academic All-American Team will be announced Nov. 30.