Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior goalie Julia Pitino (Littleton, Mass.) has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Women's Soccer Second Team. She was previously named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team earlier this fall for the second consecutive season. CoSIDA Academic All-Americans are recognized as the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Trinity, coached by Michael Smith (21st Season), finished the 2017 campaign with a 7-7-2 record and was fifth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 5-4-1 record in the league. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 12th time and the fifth year in a row, falling 1-0, at Tufts in the quarterfinal round.
Pitino started 12 games and totaled 1,144 minutes in the Bantam goal this fall, notching 50 saves for a .833 save percentage and allowing 10 goals for a 0.79 GAA with five shutouts. An All-NESCAC First Team honoree in 2016, Pitino totaled 155 saves for a .852 save percentage and allowed just 27 goals for a 0.79 GAA (tied for second all-time at Trinity) with a 16-10-6 record and 16 shutouts (3rd all-time at Trinity) in 33 games (32 starts) and 3,068 minutes for her Bantam career. She also set a Trinity record for shutouts in a season with 11 in 2016. A graduate of Littleton High School, Pitino has been a NESCAC All-Academic selection three times as a biology major at Trinity. She is the daughter of Terry Walsh and Sam Pitino.
CoSIDA Academic All-American information
CoSIDA Academic All-District information