Five Tigers Earn All-Conference Honors
Five Doane women's soccer players have been named to the 2008 GPAC Women's Soccer All-Conference teams and honorable mention list.
Samantha Exstrom (Lincoln) leads the way as she was named First Team All-GPAC for the second year in a row. Exstrom led the GPAC in goals this year with 21 in the regular season. She finished with 22 after picking up a goal in the Tiger's loss to Morningside in the First Round of the GPAC Tournament.
Kelsey Bryant (Lincoln) picked up honorable mention honors this year. She was the Tiger's top defensive player, anchoring the center-back position.
Kayleen Stanek (Bellevue) received honorable mention honors at her defensive position. She played the left-side of the Tiger defense.
Jordan Hedgecock (North Platte) was named honorable mention from the midfield position. She was the Tiger's center-midfielder and finished with two goals and two assists.
Sarah Medina (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was named honorable mention from the forward position. She was second on the team in goals with four and led the way with seven assists.
The 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women's Soccer All-Conference team has been selected. The first team and second teams consist of 13 members each.
Kate DuMez from Dordt has been tabbed as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year, while Kelsie DeNooy from Dordt was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Dave Schenk from Dordt has been selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.
GPAC Women's Soccer First Team 2008
|Forward||Samantha Exstrom||Doane||Sophomore||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Forward||Jessie Singleton||Midland Lutheran||Senior||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Forward||Hannah Wray||Hastings||Freshman||Hastings, Neb.|
|Forward||Maggie Kukuk||Morningside||Senior||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Midfielder||Kate DuMez||Dordt||Junior||Brookfield, Wisc.|
|Midfielder||Jesse Herse||Hastings||Junior||Omaha, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Michelle Mullen||Dana||Sophomore||Omaha, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Lisa Maxey||Briar Cliff||Junior||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Defender||Kelsie DeNooy||Dordt||Senior||Denver, Colo.|
|Defender||Allison Kotschwar||Hastings||Junior||Omaha, Neb.|
|Defender||Ashley Kirkman||Midland Lutheran||Junior||Centennial, Colo.|
|Defender||Ariana Hunt||Sioux Falls||Junior||Pierre, S.D.|
|Keeper||Megan Kreifels||Hastings||Sophomore||Lincoln, Neb.|
Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Soccer Season Honors:
Offensive Player-of-the-Year: Kate DeMez, Dordt College - Forward
Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Kelsie DeNooy, Dordt College - Defender
Coach-of-the-Year: Dave Schenk, Dordt College
GPAC Women's Soccer Second Team 2008
|Forward||Tasia Murray||Sioux Falls||Freshman||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|Forward||Noelle Kreykes||Dordt||Sophomore||St. John, Ind.|
|Forward||Jessica Carlson||Hastings||Freshman||Papillion, Neb.|
|Forward||Jenna Talero||Dana||Senior||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Ellie Peterson||Dakota Wesleyan||Sophomore||Ft. Collins, Colo.|
|Midfielder||Lindsay Neste||Morningside||Senior||Bremerton, Wash.|
|Midfielder||Kayla Smelker||Midland Lutheran||Sophomore||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|Midfielder||Meghan Royer||Hastings||Freshman||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|Defender||Kristi Ouwinga||Dordt||Junior||Byron Center, Mich.|
|Defender||Wendy Soenksen||Nebraska Wesleyan||Senior||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Defender||Felicia Trujillo||Midland Lutheran||Freshman||Littleton, Colo.|
|Defender||Stacey Klich||Hastings||Senior||Omaha, Neb.|
|Keeper||Danielle Richardson||Dakota Wesleyan||Sophomore||Wichita, Kan.|
Briar Cliff - Katie Blomberg
Concordia - Sarah Hoffmann, Shelley Hermann
Dakota Wesleyan - Sarah Weidler
Dana - Samantha Flowers, Mandy Overall, Sheila Mullen
Doane - Kelsey Bryant, Kayleen Stanek, Jordan Hedgecock, Sarah Medina
Dordt - Lindsay Baker, Sarah Sikkema, Rindy DeNooy, Lindsay Landhuis
Hastings - Casey Friesen
Midland Lutheran - Brittany Edstrom, Coley Egloff, Amanda Grable, Natasha Heil
Morningside - Val Weber, Emily Petermann, Kate Goss
Mount Marty - April Dolezal, Lauren Donlin
Nebraska Wesleyan - Jamie Essink, Monica Hilger
Northwestern - Wendy Hofmeyer, Becca Hurley
Sioux Falls - Bailey Snyder