TOWSON, Md. - The Landmark Conference has selected The University of Scranton's Erica Licari as the league's nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Since it was first given in 1991, the award has honored graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service, and leadership.
Licari, who graduated from Scranton in May after double majoring in biology and sociology, finished her career off last fall after leading the Royals to a pair of Landmark Conference championships (2016, 2017) and three NCAA tournament appearances (2016, 2017, 2018) in her tenure at the University. She also helped the Royals collect a 61-11-9 record in her career, including a 28-0-0 ledger in Landmark Conference regular season play over four seasons.
In her career, Licari tallied 59 points on 21 goals and 17 assists to rank in the top-20 in all three categories in program history. A three-time All-Landmark Conference selection earning First Team accolades in 2017, Licari also earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team accolades in '17 and second team All-Region honors in 2018.
Meanwhile, Licari excelled just as much in class as she did on the field in her career at Scranton, totaling a grade point average of 3.94 while making the University's Dean's List seven times.
In 2018, she was named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Third Team. In 2017, she was named a USC Scholar All-American, garnering a Third Team selection, to go along with a Scholar All-Region First Team pick.
The Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar Athlete for women's soccer in 2018, she was named to the conference's academic honor roll three times in her career, as well. Finally, in May, Licari was the female recipient of the Peter A. Carlesimo Award, which is given annually by the Scranton athletics department to a student-athlete who has excelled both athletically and academically in their respective career.
Licari will be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year Selection Committee, which will choose the top 10 honorees in each of the three NCAA divisions. The NCAA will announce the Top 30 honorees on ncaa.org in early September. From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three finalists in each division. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year from the nine finalists. You can learn more about the award, selection process and previous winners at ncaa.org/woty.
The 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at an awards dinner in Indianapolis on Sunday, October 20, 2019.