Denison knocked off DePauw in shutout fashion, 1-0, in the first NCAC contest of 2012. After starting the year 0-4, the Big Red have won two straight decisions. This week features another light conference slate when Wittenberg (0-0-0, 1-2-2) travels to Allegheny (0-0-0, 4-3-1) and DePauw (0-1-0, 0-6-0) will tackle Hiram (0-0-0, 3-3-1) in the Terriers first NCAC game of the year.
The interviews for the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week award winners for the week ending on Monday, September 10, are now available online. CLICK HERE to access a complete list of interviews.
While non-conference contests dominate the North Coast soccer schedule this week, Denison (0-0, 0-4) will go on the road to square off against DePauw (0-0, 0-4) in the first conference game of the year.
Non-conference action continues for North Coast teams this week with games scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. League play is set to begin on Saturday, September 15th when Denison (0-2, 0-0) visits DePauw (0-2, 0-0) in Greencastle.
DePauw University posted top-five finishes in 18 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship in its inaugural season in the league. The Tigers opened the year with top-five finishes in six of the seven fall sports, including a share of the field hockey title with Denison, and vaulted into first place in the All-Sports standings after winning the women's basketball title outright in the winter season. DePauw capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in seven of the 10 sports, including outright titles in women's golf and women's tennis. The Tigers secured the 2012 All-Sports title by compiling 153.5 total points, edging out second-place Denison (153) by a half a point.
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) has placed all 10 member institutions on the updated 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings which includes the results from 2011-12 NCAA winter postseason championships. The Directors' Cup Standings measure each institution's overall achievement in postseason play by awarding points based on each team's finish in NCAA postseason competition.
Ohio Wesleyan senior Travis Wall (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) highlighted the NCAC's selections on the 2011 D3soccer.com All-America Team as a first-team performer and also the Forward of the Year recipient. In addition, Ohio Wesleyan senior Dylan Stone (Easton, CT/Barlow) was a second-team selection and OWU head coach Jay Martin was named the Div. III Coach of the Year.
Allegheny senior Kira Kliment (Roebling, NJ/The Pennington School), the 2011 NCAC Defensive Player of the Year, highlighted the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Div. III Women's All-America Team as a second-team selection. In addition, Wooster senior Kelsey Peters (Goshen, IN/Goshen) was also a member of the NSCAA All-American squad as a third-team selection.
10 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) soccer teams earned the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. Allegheny, Oberlin and Ohio Wesleyan each had both its men's and women's team earn the distinction, while four women's squads [Denison, Hiram, Kenyon and Wittenberg] also earned the award. To qualify for the award, teams must post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher.