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Saint Joseph's College of Maine senior midfielder Sarah Comtois and Suffolk University senior Alexandra Nagri have earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-District® Division III Women's Soccer honors, the organization announced Thursday afternoon. Comtois receives the accolade for the second consecutive year, while Nagri's marks the first in Suffolk program history.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their excellence both on the field and in the classroom. The District Team selections are divided into eight geographic districts and further delineated by NCAA Divisions I, II and III. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-American honorees will be selected later this month.
With her second academic accolade, Comtois becomes just the second Saint Joseph's student-athlete to earn multiple CoSIDA honors, as she joins former softball/field hockey standout Alyssa Dunn '11 in the exclusive club. Dunn earned three CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, as well as a Second Team Academic All-America award, during her collegiate career.
Comtois, a New Media Communications major with a minor in Journalism, is a two-year member of and secretary for the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society, has been listed on the Dean's List all six semesters, garnered 2016 and 2017 GNAC All-Academic Team accolades, and is a Honors Program member at Saint Joseph's.
She also serves as a member of the SJC Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and has worked as an intern in the Saint Joseph's Sports Information Department for three years. Comtois has also served as a First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor and a Service Trip participant at Saint Joseph's and has logged internship hours for the Portland Sea Dogs, Maine Red Claws, Nashua Silver Knights, and Portland's NBC affiliate, WSCH 6. The Lowell, Mass. native also served as a social media intern with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) during the 2016-17 academic year and was selected to attend the 2017 NCAA Division III CoSIDA Student Program.
Comtois, a two-year captain for the Monks, started all 20 games this fall and tallied two goals with two assists for six total points during her senior season. The four-year starter and two-time Second Team All-Conference honoree registered 12 goals and 10 assists totaling 34 points in 77 career games and leaves the program ranked third in team history in games played.
For Suffolk's Nagri, the Finance and Accounting major is one of two players from the GNAC to earn the honor and first-ever Rams' women's soccer player to pick up the accolade in the program's 11-year history. Overall, Suffolk has seen 10 student-athletes pick up the accomplishment with Nagri being the second in as many years with baseball's Matt Brenner, BSBA '17 earning the distinction a year ago.
A forward from Salem, N.H., secured her spot in Suffolk's record book when she became the second-ever player in blue-and-gold to eclipse the 100-point mark. She accomplished the feat in the 2017 regular season finale with a four-goal, one-assist performance in a 10-0 win over Mass. Maritime.
The two-time all-league second-team selection has paced the Rams' offensive unit for the past three years and wrapped up her four-year campaign with 103 points on 46 goals and 11 helpers, to sit second all-time in both points and goals.
Nagri had a standout individual career at Suffolk, but also lead the Rams to multiple successes including three trips to the conference tournament highlighted by a semifinal run in 2016. Another memorable performance came Sept. 27 this season the she put away the game-winner in 2-0 win over conference powerhouse Lasell to help the Rams not only take down the Lasers for the first-time in program history and become the first league team to defeat and shutout Lasell since 2012. As a junior in 2016, she helped the rams to their second-most victories (11) in the program's history, while playing the most games (21) in a single season.
Now with her collegiate soccer career completed Nagri looks to help Suffolk's women's basketball team make their 24th conference postseason trip as a senior captain.