KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior defender Zandra Stewart continues to see the accolades roll in, this time seeing her achievements in the classroom recognized as she was named Division III Women's Scholar First Team All-West Region, announced Monday by the United Soccer Coaches.
Stewart (Santa Maria, Calif) is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has posted an impressive 3.90 GPA during seasons of competition. The senior captain achieved the incredible feat of completing her career as one of the most decorated women's soccer players in Cal Lutheran history whilst maintaining a fantastic grade-point average in her field of study.
Stewart was a four-year starter for the Regals, enjoying a great deal of success during her career as a defender at Cal Lutheran. Stewart earned First-Team All-SCIAC honors three times in her impressive career and also helped her team reach the Sweet Sixteen of the Division III NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. In her junior season, the defender was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Second Team and recently earned First Team All-West Region honors in her final year wearing the Purple and Gold.
Stewart has anchored the defensive backline for the entirety of her career, leading her team to an impressive 40 clean sheets during her four years. After graduation, Stewart will go on to get her PhD or Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry and plans to work in the research field, developing new medications.
United Soccer Coaches Release: All-Region Scholar Teams
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Release by Jeff Rebello, Assistant Sports Information Director