Schmidt earned her third straight All-MIAC honor.

Howard and Schmidt earn All-MIAC honors

Michael Abdella
November 10, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - After being key contributors to the St. Olaf women's soccer team this fall, seniors Deanne Schmidt and Lindsay Howard were named to the 2011 MIAC's all-conference team, the conference announced on Thursday.

Schmidt, a senior midfielder from Lincoln, Neb., earned the third All-MIAC honor of her career at St. Olaf. Moving up the field from defense to midfield this fall, Schmidt anchored the middle of the field for St. Olaf. She started all 18 games, finishing third on the team with four goals.

Howard, a senior forward from Minnetonka, Minn. led the Oles (10-5-3, 5-4-2) offensively over the course of the fall. She led St. Olaf in goals (10), assists (6), and points (26) and started all 18 games. In the process, Howard set the school record for goals in a career with 39, breaking Kelsey Watt's (2003-06) mark of 34. Three of Howard's ten goals were game-winners for the Oles.

Over the course of their four years at St. Olaf, Howard and Schmidt achieved a combined record of 42-26-4, with a MIAC mark of 23-18-3. The two combined to score 48 goals and notch 26 assists but also provided the Oles with hardwork and leadership that do not show up in the box scores.

The MIAC also announced the 2011 MIAC Women's Soccer Honorable Mention All-Conference Team on Thursday. Sophomores Nora Forbes and Megan Campbell were the two Oles named to the honorable mention team. Forbes started all 18 games in goal for the Oles this fall and compiled seven shutouts en route to a record of 10-5-3. The sophomore keeper made 75 saves and only gave up 15 goals in 18 games (0.81 GA per game). Campbell also started all 18 games for the Oles this fall. Campbell featured at right-back for St. Olaf and was a key member of a solid defense in front of Forbes.

St. Olaf's representative on the 2011 Women's Soccer All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team was senior midfielder Christina Herron-Sweet. Herron-Sweet started all 18 games and teamed with Schmidt to anchor the middle of the field for the Oles.

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