March 1, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland women's soccer graduated seniors Olivia Wagner and rising sophomore Ashley Spivey were among the 45 student-athletes named to the All-ACC Academic Team, which was announced Friday afternoon by the Atlantic Coast Conference office.
Kaplan, a family sciences major, enjoyed a breakout 2012 season on the field, posting career highs in goals (12), assists (6), points (30) and shots (53). She had a knack for scoring in key spots and had a team-best six game-winning goals this season. For her efforts she was a second team All-ACC selection and a third team NSCAA All-Southeast Regional honoree. She finished her Terrapin career ranked 11th all-time with 52 points. She also is tied for 10th in career goals with 20 and is tied for 17th in career assists with 12. Kaplan is one of 15 student-athletes to make the All-ACC first or second teams and be members of the All-ACC Academic Team.
Wagner, a women's studies major , made an impact on the field as a senior after shifting from her natural wide midfield position to a holding center midfield spot in 2012. In addition to being a key defensive component for the Terps, Wagner continued to be an offensive threat, especially in set-piece situations, scoring four goals and adding four assists.
Spivey, who is currently enrolled in letters and sciences, turned in a tremendous freshman campaign, finishing third on the team in points (13) and goals (5) and was also among the team leaders in assists. She is one of the six members of the ACC's All-Freshman Team to also make the All-ACC Academic Team.
The Terrapins begin their 2013 spring schedule on March 16 when they welcome Kaplan back to campus as a member of the National Women's Soccer League's SkyBlue FC. Maryland and SkyBlue are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.