Women's soccer has five players named in MIAC Awards
November 8, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn.- Christine Barringer and Nora Forbes were named All-MIAC, and Kajsa Brindley, Megan Campbell, and Madison Van Wylen were named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team, as announced by the MIAC on Thursday afternoon.
Barringer and Forbes were each named to the All-Conference team for the first time, as Forbes was an honorable mention last year. Campbell earned her second straight honorable mention, while first-years Brindley and Van Wylen were recognized for their impressive first seasons for the Oles.
Barringer and Forbes were anchors in one of the best defenses in the MIAC this past season, outside of a 6-0 defeat to Concordia. Led by the pair, the St. Olaf defense yielded 18 goals in 19 games. Barringer started all 19 games for the Oles and scored two goals in the process. Forbes played almost 1,600 minutes in net for St. Olaf, giving up 17 goals (0.96 GAA). Prior to the Concordia defeat, Forbes was among the nations leaders in saves and goals-against-average. Her 112 saves were the third most in the MIAC. her 8 wins were tied for third, and her seven shutouts were fourth in the league.
Brindley and Van Wylen were tied with Amanda Leone for the team lead in goals (3) this season. Brindley, a midfielder, took a team-high 47 shots and all three of her goals were game-winners. She also added an assist, as she was pushed farther up the field at the end of the season. Van Wylen, a speedy forward, took 40 shots and had two game-winning goals. Campbell was also recognized for her solid work in the Oles defense. She started all 19 games for St. Olaf, marking the third straight season she has started in each of the Oles matches.
The league also announced the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team and senior Annie Manning was the St. Olaf representative. The midfielder started each of her 18 games this season, posting one goal and three assists.
Despite significant losses from last season, the Oles finished the season with a 8-7-4 record, including a 6-3-2 mark in the MIAC. The 20 points St. Olaf earned in conference play earned them the second seed and a home game in the MIAC Playoffs. The Oles lost 2-1 in overtime to third-seeded Augsburg in the semi-finals.