Kristin Desmond also was named the CAA player of the year. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra Sports Communications)

Hofstra University senior forward Kristin Desmond was named to the NCAA Division I women’s All-America third team, the the United Soccer Coaches announced Thursday night.

Desmond, the Colonial Athletic Association player of the year, led the Pride with nine goals and 21 points, with four game-winning goals.

The East Northport, N.Y., native posted a four-game point streak early in conference play, registering 11 points over that span. She also assisted on the game-winner in the final minute at the College of Charleston, securing Hofstra’s unbeaten conference run.

Desmond closes her career in Hofstra’s all-time top 10 for goals and points, becoming the Pride’s fifth All-American and first since Leah Galton earned the honor in 2015.

Forty-one players received All-America recognition this year, led a trio of three-time All-Americans: Georgetown University midfielder Rachel Corboz, Stanford University midfielder Andi Sullivan and University of South Carolina forward Savannah McCaskill.

This year’s All-Americans, along with their families and coaches, will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Luncheon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia Jan. 20.

2017 NCAA Division I Women’s All-America Teams

First Team

Pos First Last Yr. School Hometown
K Casey Murphy* Jr. Rutgers University Bridgewater, N.J.
D Tierna Davidson So. Stanford University Menlo Park, Calif.
D Grace Fisk So. University of South Carolina Bromley, England
D Indigo Gibson Sr. University of California Las Flores, Calif.
M Rachel Corboz** Sr. Georgetown University Green Brook, N.J.
M Jessie Fleming* So. UCLA London, Ont.
M Rebecca Quinn Sr. Duke University Toronto, Ont.
M Andi Sullivan** Sr. Stanford University Lorton, Va.
F Imani Dorsey Sr. Duke University Elkridge, Md.
F Catarina Macario Fr. Stanford University San Diego, Calif.
F Hallie Mace Jr. UCLA Ventura, Calif.
F Savannah McCaskill** Sr. University of South Carolina Chapin, S.C.


Second Team

Pos First Last Yr. School Hometown
K Emily Boyd Sr. University of California Seattle, Wash.
D Stephanie Amack Sr. Vanderbilt University Danville, Calif.
D Amandine Pierre-Louis Sr. West Virginia University Quebec City, Que.
D Elizabeth Wenger Sr. Georgetown University Lititz, Pa.
D Morgan Wolcott Sr. Ohio State University Milford, Ohio
M Aline de Lima Sr. Baylor University Belo Horizonte, Brazil
M Vanessa Gregoire Sr. Princeton University Beaconsfield, Que.
M Mikaela Harvey* Sr. Texas A&M University Liberty Hill, Texas
M Paige Monaghan Jr. Butler University Succasunna, N.J.
M Brianna Visalli Sr. Pepperdine University San Jose, Calif.
F Michaela Abam* Sr. West Virginia University Sugar Land, Texas
F Deyna Castellanos So. Florida State University Maracay, Venezuela
F Cyera Hintzen So. University of Texas Garland, Texas
F Alessia Russo Fr. University of North Carolina East Fairleigh, England
F Maddy Williams Sr. Purdue University Perrysburg, Ohio


Third Team

Pos First Last Yr. School Hometown
K Catalina Perez Sr. Mississippi State University Boca Raton, Fla.
K Vera Varis Jr. University of Central Florida Vantaa, Finland
D Paige Culver Jr. Kent State University Oakville, Ont.
D Schuyler DeBree Sr. Duke University Fair Haven, N.J.
D Alli Klug So. Saint Louis University Webster Groves, Mo.
M Samantha Chaiken Sr. Rice University Dallas, Texas
M Katie Cousins So. University of Tennessee Forest, Va.
M CeCe Kizer Jr. University of Mississippi Overland Park, Kan.
M Gabby Seiler Sr. University of Florida Peachtree City, Ga.
M Nikki Walts Sr. Ohio State University Scottsdale, Ariz.
M Sandra Yu Sr. University of Notre Dame Strongsville, Ohio
F Kristin Desmond Sr. Hofstra University East Northport, N.Y.
F Evelyne Viens So. University of South Florida L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.
F Haley Woodard Jr. Oklahoma State University Norman, Okla.

* Asterisks indicate number of previous All-America selections