KANSAS CITY – A total of 10 Crossroads League student-athletes were recently heralded as 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Americans, with Spring Arbor claiming five awards to lead the way.
The Crossroads League Champion and second-ranked Cougars placed Bethany Balcer, Sarah Klunder and Aubrey Schierbeek on the 11-person First-Team All-American list, with Rachel DeLancey claiming Second-Team honors and Corrie Good making the Third-Team. All five were also First-Team All-Crossroads League performers, with Balcer earning Player-of-the-Year recognition, Schierbeek claiming Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors and Klunder being named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Abby Schue of Grace College was also picked as a First-Team All-American, with teammate Meredith Hollar earning Honorable Mention All-American honors for the Lancers. Savannah Porter and Katie Wierenga of Taylor, as well as Amanda Annee of Marian also joined Hollar as Honorable Mention All-Americans.