Three Lions Named to Soccer All-MIAA
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three Lions have been named to the All-MIAA Soccer team for the 2011 season. Junior defender Corinne Tebbs earned second team while senior midfielder Michelle Dimza and junior forward Megan Stueve earned honorable mention.
Seven members of the 2011 MIAA Regular Season Champion Central Missouri soccer team were named All-MIAA First Team to headline the all-conference team releasedWednesday by the league office. The selections were made by the league's nine head coaches, and coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
Central Missouri senior midfielder Alyssa Rhodes was selected as the MIAA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the Jennies to a perfect 8-0 leaguerecord (17-1 overall) and their second straight conference title. The Olathe, Kan., product led the conference in both points (32) and goals (14). Rhodes was also a unanimous All-MIAA First Team selection, closing her career as a four-time member of the first team.
Central Missouri forward Nicki Wisnasky is the MIAA Freshman of the Year after a season in which she tied for fourth in the conference in game-winning goals (3) and tied for eighth in the league in goals (7). The Godfrey, Ill., native was an All-MIAA First Team selection as well.
Central Missouri head coach Lewis Theobald was voted MIAA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season and fourth time overall after guiding the Jennies to their fourth MIAA Championship in five years. With the regular season title, Central Missouriearned the No. 1 seed in the 2011 MIAA Soccer Tournament.
Truman had the second-most first team honorees with three, followed by Northwest Missouri and Southwest Baptist with one apiece.
The 2011 MIAA Soccer Tournament will kick off Thursday at Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., with Missouri Southern (No. 3 seed) taking on Southwest Baptist (No. 6 seed) at 3 p.m. Northwest Missouri (No. 4 seed) and Emporia State (No. 5 seed) will face off Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday, Truman (No. 2 seed) will face the winner of Missouri Southern and Southwest Baptist at 1 p.m., followed by Central Missouri (No. 1 seed) taking on the winner of Northwest Missouri and Emporia State at 4 p.m.
For complete information regarding the 2011 MIAA Soccer Championship Tournament, visit http://themiaa.com/information/2012Championships/soccer.
2011 ALL-MIAA SOCCER TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alyssa Rhodes, Sr., MF, Central Missouri
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Nicki Wisnasky, F, Central Missouri
COACH OF THE YEAR
Lewis Theobald, Central Missouri
GK: Brooke Cooley, So., Central Missouri [r1]
D: Jenna Stones, Jr., Central Missouri [r1][r1]
D: Suzanne Pelley, So., Truman
D: Kelsie Hanson, Jr., Central Missouri
MF: Alyssa Rhodes, Sr., Central Missouri** [r1][r1][r1]
MF: Becky Lackey, So., Central Missouri [r1]
MF: Kelly Isaac, Sr., Southwest Baptist
MF: Megan Buri, Sr., Truman [r1][r1]
F: Carly Stanley, So., Central Missouri [r1]
F: Kelsey Twellman, Jr., Truman [r1]
F: Tammie Eiberger, Sr., Northwest Missouri
F: Nicki Wisnasky, Fr., Central Missouri
[r1] - Repeat first team selection from last season
[r1][r1] - Repeat first team selection from the last two seasons
[r1][r1][r1] - Repeat first team selection from the last three seasons
GK: Nikki Schmitz, Jr., Emporia State
GK: Jayne Grisham, Sr., Truman
D: Cindy Lackey, So., Central Missouri
D: Jessica Decker, Sr., Emporia State
D: Corinne Tebbs, Jr., Missouri Southern
MF: Cindy Benitez, Jr., Fort Hays State
MF: Kristin Bright, So., Central Missouri
MF: Fiona Maloney, So., Northwest Missouri
MF: Jaclyn Schumann, Sr., Truman
F: Joanne Glynn, So., Fort Hays State
F: Victoria Von Mende, So., Northwest Missouri
F: Trisha Shoemaker, So., Truman
F: Olivia Hayes, Jr., Truman
F: Tia Stovall, Jr., Washburn
[Note: Ties in voting created additional spots at GK and F]
Central Missouri: Kayla Shain, Jr., MF; Aaryn Burke, Jr., MF
Emporia State: Mallory Walden, Fr., MF
Fort Hays State: Jamie Babyak, Fr., D
Missouri Southern: Michelle Dimza, Sr., MF; Megan Stueve, Jr., F
Missouri Western: Kelly Voigts, Jr., GK
Northwest Missouri: Kelsey Adams, So., GK; Jordan Albright, So., D; Jacque Dedovesh, Sr., D; Emilee Davison, So., MF
Southwest Baptist: Megan Link, Jr., GK; Marene Gomez, Sr., D
Truman: Lauren Seawright, Fr., D; Kelsey Ridgway, So. D
Washburn: Lauren Henry, Sr., MF; Leah Talley, Jr., F