Six Celtics were honored when the 2016 All-River States Conference Women's Soccer Teams & Individual Awards were announced by the league office on Friday after voting from the nine RSC women's soccer head coaches was conducted this week.
The All-RSC Women's Soccer First Team included 14 players with two goalkeepers, four defenders, four midfielders and four forwards. The All-RSC Second Team included 15 players with an extra forward included.
The River States Conference Women's Soccer Champions of Character Team was also named with one player from each team chosen who best represents the five core character values of the NAIA's Champions of Character program, which are: respect, responsibility, intergrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.
Carlow is represented on the First Team by junior goalkeeper Lexie Mirenda and sophomore forward Kristina Wallace. On the Second Team for Carlow are sophomore defender Karina Wallace, freshman midfielder Lexie Houk and freshman forward Malak Shuman. Carlow’s Champion of Character winner was Emily Hardek.
The complete list of the 2016 RSC Women’s Soccer Team and Individual Awards:
2016 RIVER STATES CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS & INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
RSC Offensive Player of the Year -- Emily Hubbuch (Asbury), So., F, Shepherdsville, Ky.
RSC Defensive Player of the Year -- Alyssa Capon (WVU Tech), Sr., D., Ottawa, Ontario
RSC Player of the Year -- Lexi Paas (Ohio Christian), Sr., F, Grove City, Ohio
RSC Newcomer of the Year -- Rachel Lawwell (Ohio Christian), Fr., D, Pataskala, Ohio
RSC Coach of the Year -- Jake Warren (Ohio Christian), 2nd season
ALL-RSC WOMEN'S SOCCER FIRST TEAM
Name, Position, School, Class
Kendra Steepe, GK, Cincinnati Christian, Jr.
Lexie Mirenda, GK, Carlow, Jr.
Rachel Lawwell, D, Ohio Christian, Fr.
Asia Pennock-Franke, D, Point Park, Jr.
Alyssa Capon, D, WVU Tech, Sr.
Mallory Valentine, D, Asbury, Fr.
Izzy Hunter, M, Point Park, Jr.
Kendra White, M, Ohio Christian, Jr.
Brooke Wilhite, M, Ohio Christian, Fr.
Larissa Cussins, M, Midway, Fr.
Lexi Paas, F, Ohio Christian, Sr.
Kindsay Miller-Riney, F, Midway, Jr.
Kristina Wallace, F, Carlow, So.
Emily Hubbuch, F, Asbury, So.
ALL-RSC WOMEN'S SOCCER SECOND TEAM
Name, Position, School, Class
Brooke Perkins, GK, Asbury, Jr.
Andrea Vera, GK, Rio Grande, So.
Jenna Jones, D, Rio Grande, Sr.
Brandi Rice, D, Cincinnati Christian, Jr.
Paige Manning, D, Point Park, Sr.
Karina Wallace, D, Carlow, So.
Toria Howard, M, Asbury, Sr.
Mia Wiersema, M, Asbury, Jr.
Lexie Houk, M, Carlow, Fr.
Gabby Widman, M, Point Park, Fr.
Rachel Bingaman, F, Ohio Christian, Sr.
Brianna Enger, F, WVU Tech, So.
Tristen Kilman, F, WVU Tech, Sr.
Malak Shuman, F, Carlow, Fr.
Haylee Francis, F, Ohio Christian, So.
RSC WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM
Rachel Bertrand, Asbury
Haley Coons, Brescia
Emily Hardek, Carlow
Sarah Rall, Cincinnati Christian
Lauren Schuster, Midway
Liliana Burgos, Ohio Christian
Asia Pennock-Franke, Point Park
Kristin Garn, Rio Grande
Caitlin Foster, WVU Tech