Coxe, Battaglia Named Academic All-District

Honored For Work In Classroom And On Field

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Frannie Coxe and Muriel Battaglia each have made key contributions to the Yale women's soccer team this fall. They've also been successful in the classroom. As a result both were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.

Battaglia, a junior midfielder, has started 40 games in her career. This fall she has started 12 of 13 games and scored in the victory over Hartford. As a sophomore, she tied for second on the team with three goals and tied for third with seven points. In her rookie year, she started all 17 games and helped anchor a defense that yielded only 16 goals and posted seven shutouts. Off the field, Battaglia, a biology major, volunteered with the Soccer Ability League, a program that provides children with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to play soccer and become part of local athletic teams.

Coxe, also a junior midfielder, has been among the Ivy League leaders in assists for much of the season. This fall she has started a career-high nine games and has six assists. As a sophomore she tied for the team lead with four assists. In her rookie season she played in all 17 games and scored her first career goal in victory over Quinnipiac. Off the field, Coxe, a psychology major, works as a research assistant in the Yale PEP Lab (Positive Emotion & Psychopathology) working on Neuro-endocrine Research Study and Phone Screenings. In addition, she volunteers with Eli's Friends at Yale-New Haven Hospital with the Reach out and Read Program.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity