The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team has had three of its players named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V team. Seniors Liz Petersen (Stillwater, Minn.) and Alison Rethwisch (Lakeville, Minn.) have been named to the College Division first team and will be placed to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ballot. Fellow senior Amy Larson (Bloomington, Minn.) was named to the College Division second team.
Petersen, who carries a 3.98 grade point average with a major in biology, started 17 of 18 matches this season, scoring a goal and an assist. Petersen scored two goals and seven assists during her career, playing primarly from a midfield position.
Rethwisch, who was named to the team as a defender, has a 3.95 grade point average with majors in mathematics and classics. During the season, Rethwisch started all 18 games for the Gusties, taking 16 shots. Rethwisch scored three goals during her career.
Larson, who sports a 3.67 grade point average while majoring in elementary education, led Gustavus offensively this season from her forward position with team highs in points (18), goals (7) and assists (4). The two-time honorable mention all-league selection finishes her career with 56 points on 21 goals and 14 assists, ranking tenth all-time in points and tied for seventh all-time in assists at Gustavus. Larson finished as the team leader in assists in each of her four seasons as a Gustie and the team leader in points in her final three.
Gustavus finished the season on a three-game winning streak to end up at 8-8-2 overall and finished sixth in the MIAC with a 5-4-2 league mark.
Petersen is the daughter of Lee Petersen and Linda Petersen, both of Stillwater, and a 2003 graduate of Stillwater Area High School. Rethwisch is the daughter of Dan and Ann Rethwisch of Lakeville and a 2003 graduate of Lakeville Senior High School. Larson is daughter of Craig and Barb Larson of Bloomington and a 2003 graduate of the Academy of Holy Angels.