PARKLAND – A pair of Pacific Lutheran soccer student-athletes have added academic accolades to their achievements during the 2014 fall season, as Kevin Wien and Kailey Lyman each earned honorable mention NSCAA College Division Scholar All-West Region recognition.
Wien, a senior defender for the PLU men's team, has compiled a grade point average of 3.83 while pursuing a degree in biology. He started all but one game during his senior season and played the most minutes of any non-goalkeeper on the team. He finished the season with two goals and one assist for a Lute team that finished the season with a 10-10 record.
Lyman owns a 3.69 grade point average as a mathematics education major while playing midfield for the PLU women's team. She played the second-most minutes of any non-goalkeeper on the team and started all 20 games, compiling one assist while helping lead the Lutes to their best season in 20 years with a 14-5-1 record and a second-place Northwest Conference finish.
Wien and Lyman are two of four Northwest Conference soccer players to earn NSCAA Scholar All-West Region recognition, as Puget Sound's Oliver Field and Lewis & Clark's Kylie Carera also earned honorable mention. To qualify for consideration, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average throughout his or her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team.