Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Collect Postseason Awards
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.