ASU Soccer: Roth and Pavlovich Named Academic All-Americans


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Two members of Arizona State’s soccer team received significant academic honors on Wednesday, with Jasmine Roth (second team) and Kaitlyn Pavlovich (third team) named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Soccer Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Both Pavlovich and Roth were recently named to the Pac-12’s All-Academic First Team for the third time in their individual careers, the maximum number possible for a student-athlete. They were also chosen for the 2013 NSCAA University Division Women’s Scholar All-West Region Team, earning second team and honorable mention, respectively.

The two starting Sun Devil defenders maintain a 4.0 GPA.

Pavlovich and Roth were important this season to the Arizona State back line, which racked up the team’s best goals-against-average (1.31) since the 2009 squad that allowed 1.20 goals per game. ASU gave up one or fewer goals on 12 occasions in 2013, including seven shutouts. Among the shutouts was its dramatic 1-0 win at (then) unbeaten and second-ranked Stanford. ASU’s victory ended the Cardinal’s 73-game unbeaten streak at home and its 44-game winning streak in conference games.

Roth started 76 out of 78 career games from 2010-13. She was key to ASU’s NCAA tournament two of her four years in Tempe. In 2012, she was named the Sun Devils’ defensive MVP.

Pavlovich wrapped up her 62-game ASU career (55 starts) by starting all 19 contests in 2013. She posted career highs in goals (3) and points (6). Pavlovich garnered CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll kudos in ASU’s 2-2 tie vs. Colorado and its 2-1 double-overtime win over Utah.