CLEVELAND, Ohio — The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is celebrating its 40th season by selecting All-Decade teams in its 23 championship sports. This morning, junior jumper Paula Soric was named to the Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Decade team, representing Kenyon College as one of 26 current and former student-athletes selected to the team.
To be eligible for the All-Decade team, student-athletes must have competed between the 2013-14 and the 2022-23 seasons and earned conference Player of the Year honors or earned a minimum of three all-NCAC first-team nods during their collegiate career.
A native of Zadar, Croatia, Soric arrived at Kenyon in 2021 and cemented herself as one of the best jumpers in the history of the College, competing in the long jump and the triple jump.
As a first-year in 2021-22, she was named to the All-NCAC Second Team for the triple jump, breaking the Kenyon record during the season and finishing as the runner-up in the 2022 NCAC Championship. She also earned All-Region honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the triple jump.
In 2023, Soric had her best season yet, achieving 2023 All-NCAC first-team honors for both the long jump and triple jump. She had four first-place finishes during the season, including winning the NCAC title in both events. As a result of her historic season, Soric garnered USTFCCCA All-Region honors in back-to-back seasons for the triple jump and was awarded the NCAC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, only the second Kenyon woman to win the award.
She currently holds the Kenyon College triple jump record, recording an 11.75 meter (38-6 ¾) jump in the 2023 season, a record she has broken nearly a half-dozen times en route to the NCAC All-Decade honor.