December 13, 2012

2012 D3soccer.com Women's All-America team


(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Katie Kuykendall, Midfielder of the Year Alex Brandt, Defender of the Year Lauren Gorodetsky, and Goalkeeper of the Year Becca Salant.

The 2012 season is in the books, and now that the new men's and women's champions have been crowned, the third annual D3soccer.com All-America teams are ready for release. This year, the teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 400 nominations.

For the second straight year, the D3soccer.com 2012 Forward of the Year is from Texas, Hardin-Simmons University senior Katie Kuykendall. The 2012 American Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Kuykendall was Third Team All-America in 2011, and is seventh on the Cowgirls career goals leaderboard. She has the school and ASC conference record with 84 career assists. Kuykendall is also second in the NCAA soccer record book for career assists.

Messiah senior Alex Brandt is the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year award winner. Brandt also captured her second straight First Team award. As a sophomore, Brandt was a Second Team All-America winner in 2010. The 2012 Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year led the Falcons with 17 goals and 15 assists, and is now third in all-time assists. Brandt finishes her career at Messiah with two national championships.

Emory junior Lauren Gorodetsky has earned the D3soccer.com Defender of the Year award. Gorodetsky returns to the First Team after last season's appearence in her sophomore year. She was named the 2012 University Athletic Association MVP, also for the second straight season. Gorodetsky scored the game winning goal in the semifinal, and was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the NCAA Tournament. 

New York claims the second straight Goalkeeper of the Year award in Ithaca senior Becca Salant. Salant ended the season with a .37 GAA, and an impressive .914 save percentage, and was a 2012 Empire 8 All-Conference selection. Salant finished the season with 19 wins and 11 shutouts.

The 2012 D3soccer.com women's Coach of the Year is Sue Patberg of Emory University. Coach Patberg lead the Eagles to their first ever appearance in the Final Four, winning their first national semifinal 2-1 over Wheaton (Ill.) and then playing defending national champion Messiah close, falling 1-0. 2012 marks the third straight year that Emory has appeared in the NCAA Tournament, and the sixth of eight of Patberg's seasons with Emory. Patberg has built the team into a nationally known defensive force that has limited their opponents to just 11 goals on the year, including their tournament run. The Eagles finshed their most successful season to date at 15-2-7.

2012 WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Katie Kuykendall (Sr.), Hardin-Simmons
Midfielder of the Year: Alex Brandt (Sr.), Messiah
Defender of the Year: Lauren Gorodetsky (Jr.), Emory
Goalkeeper of the Year: Becca Salant (Sr.), Ithaca
2012 WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Katie Kuykendall ** Sr. Hardin-Simmons
F Sarah Rounds Sr. Concordia-Moorhead
F Rachael Palladino * Sr. Ithaca
M Alex Brandt ** Sr. Messiah
M Anna Zambricki So. Washington U.
M Keri Shannon * Sr. Wheaton (Ill.)
D Lauren Gorodetsky * Jr. Emory
D Courtney Cramer * Jr. Hardin-Simmons
D Elizabeth Phillips Sr. Messiah
D Laura Karsten ** Sr. Wheaton (Ill.)
GK Becca Salant Sr. Ithaca
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Dessi Dupuy So. Lynchburg
F Leah DeMoss Jr. Wheaton (Ill.)
F Sam Helmstetter Sr. Misericordia
M Taylor Moesle * Sr. Augustana
M Emily Jorgens * So. Trinity (Texas)
M Devon Howard Jr. Hardin-Simmons
D Rachel Sadowski Jr. Lynchburg
D Allison Foy * Sr. TCNJ
D Rachel Brannen Sr. Centre
D Lauren Simicich So. Carnegie Mellon
GK Melanie Glessner So. York (Pa.)
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Krista Ledin So. Mass-Boston
F Alicia Frey Jr. Messiah
F Hannah Kronick So. Johns Hopkins
M Nicole Wolfe So. Aurora
M Kathryn Nathan * Sr. Amherst
M Whitney Frary * Sr. William Smith
M Rachel Scheibeler Sr. Messiah
D Abby Gindling Sr. Thomas More
D Kinsey Campbell Jr. Loras
D Amy Hebbeler Sr. Centre
GK Elizabeth Foody Jr. Middlebury
* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors
2012 WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Sue Patberg, Emory (15-2-7) - 2012 National Runner-up
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Wisconsin Lutheran at Edgewood
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3:30 PM
Christopher Newport at Salisbury
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Immaculata at Washington College
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Hardin-Simmons at University of the Ozarks
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Trinity (Conn.) at Wesleyan
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Richard Stockton at Kean
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Sarah Lawrence at Yeshiva
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Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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Principia at Washington U.
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Hardin-Simmons at University of the Ozarks
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Central at Cornell
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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7:00 PM
Lynchburg at Rowan
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Mass-Boston at Emmanuel
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Transylvania at Mount St. Joseph
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Chicago at Wheaton (Ill.)
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Maine-Presque Isle at Me.-Fort Kent
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2:00 PM
Averett at Covenant
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Greensboro at Piedmont
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Crown at Minnesota-Morris
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Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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Fredonia State at Oneonta State
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Geneseo State at Plattsburgh State
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Roberts Wesleyan at Alfred St.
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Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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Washington and Jefferson at Waynesburg
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Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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University of Dallas at Southwestern
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Millsaps at Sewanee
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Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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9:00 PM
Louisiana College at East Texas Baptist
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York (N.Y.) at Yeshiva
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Hendrix at Berry
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Rhodes at Oglethorpe
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Lancaster Bible at Wells
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Oneonta State at Fredonia State
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New Paltz State at Buffalo State
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Potsdam State at Brockport State
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Plattsburgh State at Geneseo State
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William Peace at Mary Baldwin
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CCNY at Brooklyn
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Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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Bethany Lutheran at Martin Luther
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Maranatha Baptist at Rockford
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Crown at Minnesota-Morris
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North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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Patrick Henry at Trinity (D.C.)
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Averett at Covenant
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Greensboro at Piedmont
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Roanoke at Shenandoah
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Emerson at Coast Guard
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Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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5:00 PM
Bethesda University at UC Santa Cruz
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Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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Penn College at Gallaudet
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Millsaps at Sewanee
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Ferrum at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Alvernia at Stevenson
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8:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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9:00 PM
Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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University of Dallas at Southwestern
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3:30 PM
Christopher Newport at Salisbury
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at University of the Ozarks
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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7:00 PM
Lynchburg at Rowan
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8:00 PM
Chicago at Wheaton (Ill.)
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