December 4, 2013

Kabangu Named Daktronics Division II All-America

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Arielle Kabangu continues to add to the trophy case after a successful 2013 season as the freshman was named to the Daktronics All-America Women's Soccer Team as a member of the organization's Second Team.

Kabangu led the Sunshine State Conference in scoring with 22 goals and 49 points. Her 22 goals are the most among Division II, while her 49 points ranked her second in the nation and first in points-per-game average.

The native of Ottawa, Canada averaged a conference-best 3.06 points per game and 1.38 goals per game during the regular season. She was also third in the SSC with five game-winning goals.

All the accolades, including both the Daktronics and NSCAA All-Region honors, the Sunshine State Conference's Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, have come during her first season of collegiate soccer.

Kabangu joins Rollins freshman Paxton Sickler, who earned First Team honors, and Tampa's Shannon Walisch, who was named Honorable Mention, as the SSC representatives.

Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences selected the three Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first-team all-region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the seventh year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America and all-region teams. A total of 66 student-athletes representing 34 different institutions filled out the three teams and the honorable mention squad.

The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Click here to view the entire Daktronics All-America release courtesy of CoSIDA.