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Five Tigers Earn All-Conference Honors

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

 Position  Name  School  Class  Hometown
 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

 Position  Name  School  Class  Hometown
 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.

Honorable Mention
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