San Antonio – Anchors defensively for the St. Mary’s women’s soccer team, junior defenders Carolyn Martin and Annia Olivares have also proven to be anchors in the classroom.

And on Friday, the standout student-athletes were recognized for both contributions.

They were named to CoSIDA’s Capital One Academic All-District women’s soccer team, with Martin (San Antonio) making the First Team and Olivares (El Paso, Texas) being named to the Second Team.

Martin, a biology major, has maintained a 3.54 grade-point average, while Olivares, a humanities major, has a 3.73 GPA.

Martin was the Lady Rattlers’ fourth-leading goals scorer this season with three. She also recorded one assist after starting all 18 games.

Olivares, meanwhile, played a key role in the Lady Rattlers’ recording two shutouts over the first 11 games before seeing her season end prematurely with a knee injury.

St. Mary’s (8-8-2) saw its season end Thursday in the Heartland Conference Tournament semifinals, where the Lady Rattlers fell 5-0 to rival St. Edward’s.

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