Angela Bosco, a senior forward from Lynchburg College, was named the 2015 DIII Woman of the Year nominee for soccer as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DIII Woman Athlete of the Year honor. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 39th year.
Bosco, a native of Long Island, N.Y., led her squad to the 2014 DIII National Championship title with a 27-0-1 mark which matched a national record for wins in a season and broke the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) record for wins, shutouts, consecutive shutouts, goals scored and points recorded in a season. She was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team for her efforts and finished the season with 30 goals and 16 assists for 76 points on the year. She ranked in the top 10 nationally in all three statistical categories.
The senior was named the 2014 ODAC Player of the Year and is a three-time first-team All-ODAC honoree. She was recently named to the NSCAA All-America first-team. She closed her career scoring 82 goals and adding 42 assists for a total of 206 points.
“I knew we were going to be a good team when I came back because this team has something different,” Bosco said. “Every player dreams of being a national champion. To be a senior and have it end this way as a Honda nominee, I can walk away and be really proud of everything I’ve accomplished.”
“Every game this year, I thought she was the best player on the field,” Lynchburg head coach Todd Olsen said. “That is shown through her 30 goals and 16 assists. She scored in the big games and made an impact and epitomizes what a Honday award nominee should be.”
All sports nominees from DIII and DII become a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Honda Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in June. The sports nominees are recognized in 11 DIII and DII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 38 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.8 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.