Crossroads League Collects 10 Women’s Soccer NAIA All-American Honors
KANSAS CITY – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced its 2017 Women’s Soccer All-American Teams, with the Crossroads League claiming 10 honors. Spring Arbor and Marian each placed four student-athletes on the list, with Indiana Wesleyan and Huntington claiming one honor each.
Spring Arbor led the way after clinching a second NAIA National Championship in the past three seasons, with Bethany Balcer, Aubrey Schierbeek and Sarah Klunder earning First-Team All-American status, and Ashley Timmons claiming Second-Team All-American honors. Balcer was also selected as the NAIA Player of the Year, after ranking fourth in the NAIA with 37 goals, fourth with 86 points and first with 11 game-winning scores.
Marian also claimed four awards, with Amanda Annee taking Third-Team All-American accolades and the trio of Catherine Schmidt, Courtney Denney and Maria Farmer receiving Honorable Mention All-American nods.
Indiana Wesleyan’s Tia Sanford and Huntington’s MaTea Knispel were each also selected as NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans.