Six Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors
November 08, 2013
The Ursuline College soccer team was well represented when the Great Midwest Athletic Conference passed out its awards on Thursday (Nov. 7) night. Ursuline put four players on the conference's first team and two more on the second team, one of which was Cassie Cripe, the G-MAC 'Freshman of the Year.'
Freshman goalkeeper Helen Jazzar, sophomore forward Vanessa Consiglio, junior midfielder Anna Feitl and junior forward Paige Rowan earned first team all-conference accolades. The four first team representatives equaled that of Cedarville University, Ursuline's semifinal opponent on Thursday night. No other G-MAC school had more than one player on the first team.
Cripe was joined on the second team by junior defender Brittany Prato.
Jazzar has started all 19 matches so far this season and is 11-7-1 with 63 saves. She was the starting goalkeeper in three UC shutouts while posting a 1.51 goals against average.
Consiglio has 12 goals and eight assists to lead the team with 32 points, a total that places her second in the conference and among the nation's leaders. Her 12 goals are the third most by any player in the G-MAC and her eight assists tie her with Cripe for fourth in the conference. She shined when it mattered most, scoring eight goals and adding three assists in UC's 10 regular season conference matches.
Feitl has started all 19 matches and has been credited with nine assists to lead the team and rank third in the conference. Much of what she does in terms of controlling the midfield line goes unheralded in the box score but Ursuline often runs the attack through Feitl, the team's most technical player.
Rowan leads the team and is second in the conference with 13 goals scored, a total that places her in the top-20 nationally. Four of those goals came in conference matches and throughout the course of the year she has slammed home four game-winners to tie for the conference lead. Rowan also has five assists to tie for eighth in the G-MAC and is third in the conference with 31 points.
Cripe had two points in her first six collegiate matches but since moving up to the front line, she has 22 points in 13 contests. She has scored eight goals (tied for fifth in the conference) and added eight assists to tie with Consiglio for fourth in the G-MAC. So far, her 24 points rank her fifth in the conference.
She already has four game-winners to tie with Rowan and Cedarville's Jacoby Ziegler for the most in the conference. No goal was more important than the one she scored in overtime of last Saturday's G-MAC quarterfinal match to send the Arrows to the conference semifinals.
Prato holds the back line together and does a lot of the dirty work. She does a nice job of tracking and is solid in one-on-one situations. Prato was reliable in front of UC's rookie goalkeeper all season long and was instrumental in Ursuline's three shutout victories.
In addition to the six all-conference performers, freshman Sarah Jansing and sophomore defenders Lexi Bradford and Leah Zucker earned honorable mention status.
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