Adams, Lui, Mayer Garner CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards
(AUSTIN, Texas) – Junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny), senior Maddy Lui (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge) and senior Jocelyn Mayer (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) of the Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team. The honor is the second for Adams and first for both Lui and Mayer.
Carnegie Mellon women's soccer history is rich with success both on the field and in the classroom with the program having at least one player named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in the past three seasons. The three honors this year mark the first time more than one member has earned the award while the program total is now at seven. Adams's second award makes her the second repeat honoree, as she was named to the first team this season after having second-team recognition last year. Mayer was named to the second team while Lui earned third-team honors.
Adams finished as the team leader in points and goals this season with 27 and 12, respectively, and recorded four multi-goal games including a hat trick against Penn State Altoona. Three of her goals this year have been game winners. The junior forward was also a repeat selection on the United Soccer Coaches All-America team, becoming just the second Tartan to receive the recognition twice. Last year, Adams earned CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition after being honored by United Soccer Coaches and D3soccer.com as a third-team All-American in 2019 following a rookie campaign where she scored a team best 14 goals and broke the school record for points in a season with 34. Seven of her goals were game winners, which tied the school's single-season record. Adams helped lead the program to its first NCAA semifinal appearance and scored in the NCAA semifinal against Messiah that year.
In the classroom, Adams carries a 3.95 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major. She is a research undergraduate assistant, a teaching assistant, and serves as a mechanical engineering student advisory council representative. Adams is a member of Tau Beta Pi and held an internship at RE2 Robotics in mechanical engineering.
Lui holds a 3.96 GPA in mechanical engineering and helped anchor the defense that compiled 12 shutouts for the year while only conceding 10 goals and 37 other shots on goal. Lui is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is the acting treasurer of Pi Tau Sigma. She has volunteered with Special Olympics, Bagging Brigade and Rise Against Hunger. In the summer, Lui interned for Moog Inc. in space and defense.
Mayer is a business administration major with a 4.0 GPA. As a midfielder, Mayer scored twice and assisted on two goals this season while scoring the game-winning goal at New York University. She was recognized on the 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team for her play in the national semifinal. Mayer is involved in many organizations on campus and serves as the co-president of Investment Banking Academy, is the Tartan Student Fund Portfolio Manager, and is the director of finance for Delta Gamma. Mayer has volunteered with Special Olympics and Service for Sight. An investment banking analyst for Lazard in the summer of 2021, a hedge fund analyst for Abdiel Capital Advisors in 2020, and a venture capital intern for MetaProp in 2019, Mayer has accepted a full-time position as an investment banking analyst for Lazard after graduation.