KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Colorado soccer’s Lizzy Herzl was recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s Scholar All-America Third Team. Herzl is the first Buff to receive NSCAA Scholar All-America honors and one of seven Pac-12 student-athletes to earn a spot on this year’s first, second or third teams.

Herzl, a defender from Littleton, Colo., holds a 3.47 cumulative grade-point average and was also a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection.  

In her senior season, Herzl started all 23 games and played a team-high 2,115 minutes (which also ranks ninth-best all-time in a single season at CU). Herzl’s strong defensive presence earned her a spot on the Omni Hotels Colorado Women’s Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team during the non-conference portion of the season and the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Pacific Region and the College Sports Madness All-Pac-12 Second Teams and an All-Pac-12 honorable mention honor in the postseason.