Repeat after me: Vizza earns another Academic All-District honor

Repeat after me: Vizza earns another Academic All-District honor
November 8, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University senior women’s soccer player Kiera Vizza (Evergreen Park, Ill./Queen of Peace H.S.) has once again been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 first team for College Division women’s soccer, it has been announced. Because she was selected to the first team of the All-District 5 list, voted on by the membership of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Vizza goes on for consideration on the Academic All-America ballot. The CoSIDA District 5 College Division includes NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools located in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. Vizza was a first team Academic All-America choice in 2006. She was the first-ever Benedictine University female student-athlete to receive an Academic All-America award from CoSIDA. In 2007, Vizza had five goals and two assists from the Eagles’ midfield, as the Benedictine team more than doubled its offensive output from a year ago. She had one match-winning goal, as well. With the BU team fielding several other players with scoring punch in this year’s lineup, Vizza was free to help out more defensively, an area where the Eagles’ also improved in 2007. As a team, Benedictine was 10-5-1 overall and qualified for the Northern Athletics Conference post-season tournament. Vizza is a chemistry major.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.