The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released the 2013 Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's All-Region squads on December 4th and four NCAC student-athletes were named to the All-Great Lakes Region squad.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America teams on November 22nd with three North Coast student-athletes being named to one of the three teams.
Denison University won a share of two league championships this fall and finished in a three-way tie for second in another to take the lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports championship.
Kenyon (16-4-3) knocked off two nationally-ranked opponents in as many days to advance to the sectional round of the 2013 NCAA Div. III Men’s Soccer Tournament, while Ohio Wesleyan (19-1-3) and Oberlin (16-4-3) where both eliminated from the national tournament in the second round.
The Allegheny women's soccer team lost, 2-1, to Thomas More in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday, November 16, in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Gators finished the year with a record of 11-6-4, including the program's first-ever NCAC Tournament championship and a three-way tie for the regular season title after posting a conference record of 5-1-2. Freshman Jessie Thiessen (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) scored her 11th goal of the season in the 90th minute but it wasn't enough as Thomas More outshot Allegheny, 14-6 and held a, 7-2, edge in corners. Junior Gabby Curtis (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland) corralled four saves in goal for the Gators.
Kenyon junior forward Rebecca Romaine (Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) and Wittenberg junior defender Mary Clare Yerke (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, to highlight the 2013 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer selections.
The North Coast Athletic Conference crowned four Fall Sport Tournament champions on Saturday, November 9th. Allegheny won its first-ever women's soccer title, while Ohio Wesleyan earned its ninth soccer tournament title on the men's side. In field hockey, DePauw claimed its second-straight title and Wittenberg was crowned champions of the volleyball tournament for the seventh-straight year. You can follow all of the latest championship runs via recaps and tournament statistics by navigating to each sports' tournament homepage below.
Oberlin College has received an $8 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation to create a new, multipurpose athletics complex that is positioned to be one of the finest Division III facilities in the country. The Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex at Oberlin College will be named in honor of the late Ohio businessman who created the foundation through his estate to support colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
Eight North Coast Athletic Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Soccer Squad, released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All eight student-athletes were first-team honorees and will now advance to the Academic All-America soccer ballots.