Lucy Porter graduated in December, but she is still receiving college soccer honors. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
Hofstra University player Lucy Porter has been selected as the 2021-22 Colonial Athletic Association Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year following a vote of the CAA’s Academic Affairs Committee, it was announced on Thursday.
Porter graduated Summa Cum Laude in December with a 3.87 grade-point average while majoring in community health with minors in neuroscience and psychology. She also plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing Studies. Porter was recognized on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America first team in 2019 and 2020 and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team in 2020 and second team in 2021.
She is an eight-time member of the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, earned Provost’s List distinction (4.0 GPA) four times and made the Hofstra Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in six semesters. Porter was honored with the Dr. Sylvia J. Giallombardo Award as Hofstra’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Porter’s accomplishments on the field are equally as impressive. She is Hofstra’s only three-time United Soccer Coaches All-American, making the first team in 2020, the second team in 2019 and the third team in 2021. Porter has been featured on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, which is presented to the nation’s top collegiate player, for the past three seasons and was a semifinalist for the award in 2020. In addition, she was chosen to the Top Drawer Soccer Best XI third team in 2019 and 2020 and was named a Senior CLASS first team All-American in 2020.
Porter has been named the CAA Midfielder of the Year for the past three seasons (2019-21) and is a four-time member of the All-CAA first team. She earned a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team during all five years with the Pride and was the Championship’s Most Outstanding Player in 2019 and 2021. She finished her career as Hofstra’s all-time leader in points with 123 and is tied for second in career goals (48) and assists (27). Porter’s play helped Hofstra win four CAA championships during her five-year career and the Pride advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament three times during that span.
In honor of her accomplishment, Porter will receive a $1,000 stipend along with a crystal award.