Oct. 31, 2012
– Three players from the Concordia University Chicago women's soccer program were awarded honorable mention All-Northern Athletics Conference status as the league's head coaches announced their 2012 selections.
(Dyer, IN/Lake Central) was awarded the additional honor of being named to the conference's All-Freshmen team. The 5'11” forward notched 15 goals and added six assists for 36 points, the latter stat ranking her fourth among all conference players. Campbell notched three game-winning goals among the Cougars' 10 victories including the 108th
-minute winner Oct. 17 against Wisconsin Lutheran College.
“To come in as a freshman and finish among the leaders in scoring for the conference is a remarkable feat,” said Thomas Goines, Concordia-Chicago head coach for women's soccer. “She has the tools to be a true impact player within the conference over the next three years.”
(Grayslake, IL/Grayslake North) totaled 35 points (fifth in the NAC) on 14 goals and seven assists. A first-team All-NAC selection in 2011, she is Concordia's all-time assist leader with 17 and second on the all-time list in goals scored with 43, five behind leader Kari Zielke.
“Alyssa had a great season despite having to fight off some injuries along the way,” said Goines. “Her success stems from her adaptability on the field and a strong competitive drive.”
Goalkeeper Callie Hasselbring
(Houston, TX/Cypress Ridge) received first-time recognition from the conference. Hasselbring started all but one of the Cougars' matches this year, posting a 9-7-1 record with a 1.69 goals-against average with 92 saves.
“I was happy to see Callie receive recognition from her peers,” said Goines. “She is already in my opinion one of the best goalkeepers in this conference, and I believe she will have even more of an impact these next two seasons.”
In other conference news, Elaine Gerry of Edgewood College and Jenee Lange of Aurora University were named the NAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively. Brittany Klumpp of Aurora was named the NAC Freshman Player of the Year. The entire list of the women's soccer all-conference awards can be viewed at http://northernac.org/sports/wsoc/2012-13/releases/20121029a81830