first_imgFiorito started 18-of-19 matches at the defender position for the Bulldogs and along with Smith helped their back line post a program-record 11 shutouts. She recorded two assists. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete award for Fiorito, who holds a 4.00 cumulative GPA in business studies.  DRAKE Print Friendly Version Drake finished the 2016 season with a 12-4-3 overall record after being eliminated by Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament. The 12 wins are the most since the 2012 season. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s soccer team placed three student-athletes, senior Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), sophomore Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) and junior Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) on the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete First Team, the league office announced Tuesday morning.center_img Smith started 18-of-19 matches at the defender position for the Bulldogs and along with Fiorito helped their back line post a program-record 11 shutouts. She earned 2016 All-MVC honorable mention accolades and was named to the 2016 MVC All-Tournament team. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete award for Smith, who holds a 4.00 cumulative GPA in finance and international business. Armstrong, a midfielder, led Drake and ranked second in the conference in goals scored with 10 and added two assists to finish with a team-leading 22 points. She finished her career seventh all-time in career goals with 18, tied for eighth in career assists with 10 and sixth all-time in career points with 46. Armstrong was named to the 2016 All-MVC First Team for her outstanding season. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete award for Armstrong, who holds a 3.38 cumulative grade point average in marketing and management.last_img