Lucy Porter distinguished herself on and off the field for Hofstra. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)

Former Hofstra University women’s soccer player Lucy Porter was named a nominee for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, it was announced on Thursday.

A midfielder from Birmingham, England, Porter ended her five-year Hofstra career as the program’s all-time leader for points (123). She also is tied for second all-time in goals (48) and assists (27). Porter also is the only three-time United Soccer Coaches All-American in program history, and she became the first first team All-American in the program women in 2020 after totaling 10 goals and four assists for the Pride.

Porter was named to the All-CAA first team four times, was a three-time CAA midfielder of the year selection and was a four-time United Soccer Coaches All-East Region first team honoree. In 2020, Porter was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the award given to the top men’s and women’s college soccer players in the country.

Along with her athletic accomplishments, Porter excelled in the classroom. She graduated from Hofstra in December 2021 with a 3.87 GPA with a major in community health while minoring in neuroscience and psychology. She was named the 2021-22 CAA Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, and was named a CoSIDA Academic All-America ® Second Team selection in 2021 and a First Team honoree in 2020.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service, and leadership of graduating female student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions. The selection committee selects the Top 30 candidates – 10 from each division – and selects three finalists from each division before the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics selects the NCAA Woman of the Year for each division in the Fall of 2022.

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