« Women’s Soccer 2016

Serina Kashimoto

School

Butler University

Position
Midfielder
Major
Sports Media

Classroom

In 2015, the NSCAA recognized women’s soccer student-athlete Serina Kashimoto with second-team NSCAA Scholar All-American honors for her dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom. Kashimoto is a sports media major that holds a 3.48 grade-point average. She also was recently tabbed first-team Scholar All-Region. During her time at Butler, Kashimoto has continuously been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, an honor that goes to student-athletes holding a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Character

Kashimoto is an amazingly positive role model for her teammates. She is a tireless worker on the field and in training every day and sets the standards for others to reach with regards to determination, sacrifice and the pursuit of never ending improvement. This reaches far beyond the field as Kashimoto has overcome a major language barrier and excelled in the classroom as well. She has played in every game since arriving on campus and has started in every match but the season opener of her freshman campaign. Kashimoto has never received a yellow card and displays the highest level of respect for team mates, competitors, officials and coaches at all times.

Community

Kashimoto has been heavily involved with TOPSoccer during her entire career, helping to run the chapter that hosts events every Sunday during the fall and spring seasons at the Butler Bowl. During her career, Kashimoto has worked with more than a hundred different participants with various physical and mental disabilities, helping to provide an inclusive, fun and engaged learning environment using a shared love of the beautiful game as inspiration.

Competition

Kashimoto has proved to be a model of consistency for the Butler women’s soccer team since her arrival in Indianapolis. As of early September, the three-time All-Big East selection has started 71 consecutive games for the Bulldogs dating back to 2013. She is also listed on the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy watch list. In 2015, Kashimoto helped Butler win its first Big East Championship. For her play, she was tabbed a 2015 NSCAA second-team All-American and a first-team All-Northeast Region selection. Additionally, Kashimoto has increased her production every year of her college career. A fast-paced start in 2016 has her on pace to set single-season highs in goals, assists and points.