Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Collect Postseason Awards

Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Collect Postseason Awards

Wednesday December 5, 2012

Dec. 5, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer student-athletes collected numerous postseason honors after another banner year for ACC women’s soccer.

Eleven ACC student-athletes were named All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, including four on the First Team. Boston College senior midfielder Kristen Mewis, Florida State junior defender Ines Jaurena, ACC Defensive Player of the Year North Carolina junior defender Crystal Dunn, and ACC Offensive Player of the Year Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller were all named the to the NSCAA All-America First Team.

The honor marks the second time in Dunn’s career she has been named First Team All-America. The First Team selections are the first of Jaurena’s, Miller’s and Mewis’ career, but the trio each earned All-America status following the 2011 season.

Collecting All-America Second Team honors were Duke junior defender Natasha Anasi, North Carolina junior forward Kealia Ohai and Wake Forest junior forward Katie Stengel. Anasi and Stengel were both First Team All-Americans following the 2010 season.

Miller, Dunn, Jaurena, Mewis, Anasi and Ohai are also semifinalists for the prestigious Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy.

Wake Forest junior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, Florida State junior goalkeeper and Kelsey Wys and senior forward Tiffany McCarthy, and North Carolina senior midfield Amber Brooks were named Third Team All-America.

2012 NCAA Champion North Carolina and Florida State totaled three All-America selections, and Wake Forest earned two, while Boston College, Virginia and Duke each had one player selected to an All-America Team.

Jaurena, Dunn, Mewis, Miller, Anasi, Ohai, Stengel, Bledsoe and Brooks were also named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team, while Wys and McCarthy collected All-Southeast Region Second Team honors.

Nine student-athletes from five squads were recognized on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Team of the Season. The Tar Heels led all schools with three total selections, while Florida State and Virginia each had two selections and Duke and Boston College each had one honoree.

Carolina’s Brooks and Duke’s Cassie Pecht were recognized as TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively.

NSCAA All-America
First Team
Pos. Player Class School
D Ines Jaurena Jr. Florida State
D Crystal Dunn Jr. North Carolina
M Kristen Mewis Sr. Boston College
F Caroline Miller Sr. Virginia
Second Team
D Natasha Anasi Jr. Duke
F Kealia Ohai Jr. North Carolina
F Katie Stengel Jr. Wake Forest
Third Team
GK Aubrey Bledsoe Jr. Wake Forest
GK Kelsey Wys Jr. Florida State
M Amber Brooks Sr. North Carolina
F Tiffany McCarthy Sr. Florida State
 
NSCAA All-Southeast Region
First Team
GK Aubrey Bledsoe Jr. Wake Forest
D Ines Jaurena Jr. Florida State
D Natasha Anasi Jr. Duke
D Crystal Dunn Jr. North Carolina
M Kristen Mewis Sr. Boston College
M Dagney Brynjarsdottir So. Florida State
M Amber Brooks Sr. North Carolina
M Morgan Brian So. Virginia
F Caroline Miller Sr. Virginia
F Kealia Ohai Jr. North Carolina
F Katie Stengel Jr. Wake Forest
Second Team
GK Kelsey Wys Jr. Florida State
D Kassey Kallman Jr. Florida State
D Casey Short Sr. Florida State
M Ashley Meier Fr. Virginia Tech
M Cassie Pecht Fr. Duke
M Danielle Coloprico So. Virginia
F Tiffany McCarthy Sr. Florida State
F Laura Weinberg Jr. Duke
Third Team
D Jaclyn Logue Sr. Wake Forest
D Emily Sonnett Fr. Virginia
M Kaitlyn Kerr Jr. Duke
M Olivia Wagner Sr. Maryland
F Hayley Brock Jr. Maryland
F Becky Kaplan Sr. Maryland
 
TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season
Player of the Year
Amber Brooks Sr. M North Carolina
First Team
D Kassey Kallman Jr. Florida State
M Amber Brooks Sr. North Carolina
D Crystal Dunn Jr. North Carolina
M Kristen Mewis Sr. Boston College
Second Team
F Laura Weinberg Jr. Duke
D Ines Jaurena Jr. Florida State
M Morgan Brian So. Virginia
F Caroline Miller Sr. Virginia
Third Team
F Kealia Ohai Jr. North Carolina
 
TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman Team of the Season
Rookie of the Year
Cassie Pecht Fr. M Duke
First Team
M Cassie Pecht Fr. Duke
F Summer Green Fr. North Carolina
F Makenzey Doniak Fr. Virginia
Second Team
D Hanna Gardner Fr. North Carolina
M Ashley Meier Fr. Virginia Tech
F McKenzie Meehan Fr. Boston College