Boland nets academic all-conference

Ellyn Boland

ST. PAUL — Marshalltown High School graduate Ellyn Boland was recently named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Academic All-Conference team as a member of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul women’s soccer team.

Boland, a 2016 MHS graduate, is a sophomore for the Eagles, who advanced to the North Central Regional Championship of the National Christian College Athletic Association before falling 3-0 to Trinity International University. Northwestern went 12-8-1 overall and 11-0-1 in the UMAC this past fall.

Boland, who is listed as a midfielder, a defender and a goalkeeper on the team’s roster, has recorded two assists in 19 games played in her collegiate career.

In order to be eligible for the academic all-conference honor, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average.