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BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins women’s soccer team placed two student-athletes on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team as announced by the organization today. Toni Abate and Sophie Murphy were both selected to the team for the first time in their careers.
Hopkins has now produced 37 CoSIDA All-District selections, all coming under head coach Leo Weil. JHU has had at least two selections in 12 out of the last 14 seasons.
The District II region includes Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.30 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
Abate, a junior defender, has started ten games this season for the Blue Jays and tallied a career-high three assists. She is a two-time Centennial Conference champion and was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll in 2016. The Wellesley, MA native is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and has a 3.90 cumulative GPA. She is currently part of the Johns Hopkins Career Center Student Advisory Board where she represents the JHU student body and advises the Career Center Executive Director in monthly meetings. Abate is also a course assistant for the Introduction of Business course where she teaches 20 students in a weekly section and assists in redesigning the course by creating new exams, assignments and lesson plans. She spent the summer as a Corporate & Business Development Intern at Audax Private Equity and is also currently a member of Johns Hopkins Women in Business and the Phi Mu Fraternity Academic Excellence Committee.
Murphy is a three-year starter for JHU, starting 56 games in her career. The Wallingford, PA native is majoring in Biology with a cumulative GPA of 3.86. Named a team captain this season, Murphy has been a part of two Centennial Conference Tournament Championships and has been named to the CC Honor Roll twice. The senior has spent time as a lab assistant in the Johns Hopkins University Bat Lab and in a Neurobiology Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Murphy is a member of the Women’s Pre-Health Leadership Society as well as Chi Alpha Sigma (athlete honor society) and Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society). She has also volunteered her time preparing and sorting meals for patients in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.