MEDFORD - Recent Tufts University graduate Sophie Lloyd was selected to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Women's Soccer Team, selected by CoSIDA.
Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom, the CoSIDA Academic All-District® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Lloyd is one of 13 players on the NCAA Division III District I (Massachusetts and Maine) Team.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic canceling many college soccer seasons, this year's academic squads were selected based on career accomplishments. Lloyd is one of just three NESCAC players to receive Academic All-District® honors this year.
This is the second straight year that Lloyd has earned Academic All-District® Team recognition. Teammate Sarah Maloney was also voted on to the team in 2019-20.
From Los Altos, California, Lloyd graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering at Tufts. Despite her senior season being canceled, she is one of the top scorers in Tufts Women's Soccer history. In 56 games from 2017-19 (51 starts), her 75 points on 30 goals and 15 assists is third all-time for the Jumbos. The 30 goals are also third on the team's career list.
Lloyd was a leading scorer on three straight NCAA-qualifying teams at Tufts from 2017-19. The Jumbos had not played in the NCAAs since 2007 prior to the arrival of her class. Head coach Martha Whiting's team compiled a 35-16-7 record in 58 games during Lloyd's Jumbo career.
An All-Conference 1st team and United Soccer Coaches All-Region 1st team pick in 2019, Lloyd scored nine goals with seven assists helping Tufts advance to the NCAA "Sweet 16" and finish with a 14-4-2 record. Her top scoring season was in 2018 (10g, 7a) when she was voted All-Region and All-NESCAC 2nd Team. Lloyd was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year as well as an All-Conference and All-Region selection in 2017 when she tallied a career-best 11 goals with one assist.
A United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American in 2019, Lloyd was a three-time Academic All-NESCAC (3.5 GPA+) honoree. She completed a Senior Capstone Project for Harvard-MGH's Skeletal Oncology Research Group in 2020-21.
Lloyd advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early July.