UF’s Emily Beddoes and GVSU’s Chelsea Parise Named 2012 GLIAC Women’s Soccer “Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year,” Respectively

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BAY CITY, Mich. — University of Findlay senior forward Emily Beddoes (Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview) was named the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's soccer "Offensive Player of the Year," while Grand Valley State University senior goal keeper Chelsea Parise (Warren, Mich./Stevenson) was named "Defensive Player of the Year" in balloting conducted by the league's coaches.

    Ohio Dominican University rookie forward Lauren Pratt (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) was honored with the league's "Freshman of the Year" award, while Michelle Jacob, who guided Michigan Technological University to a share of the 2012 GLIAC Championship, earned "Coach of the Year" accolades.

    Beddoes tied for the conference lead with 14 goals during the season.  She also tallied four assists and led the conference in points with 32 on the year.  The Toledo, Ohio native made a living around the net as she finished second in the conference with 41 shots on goal and registered four game-winning scores on the season.

    Parise leads an impressive backline that has only allowed six goals this season and has blanked 15 opponents.  She is the main part of a GVSU defense that ranks first in the nation in goals-against average (0.31) and shut out percentage (0.833).  Parise has only give up five goals this year and has recorded 12 solo shut outs. In September, Parise became the Division II leader in career shut outs with 47 and has now surpassed the previous record by 10, owning a career total of 56. The senior owns a miniscule 0.27 goals-against average, while leading a defense that is only allowing six shots per game.

    Pratt had an outstanding season, starting in all 19 games for the Panthers while recording a team-high eight goals and tallied three assists. She helped ODU to a 10-6-3 overall record and 6-4-3 mark in conference. She led all freshmen in the GLIAC in goals scored with eight.

    Jacob earned GLIAC "Coach of the Year" honors for the first time after leading Michigan Tech to a 14-3-1 overall record and a share of the GLIAC regular season title in just their third season as a program. The team finished with an 11-1-1 conference record and was undefeated at home this season with a 7-0-1 mark.

     The complete listing of the 2012 All-GLIAC women's soccer teams and postseason awards are listed below:

 

2012 GLIAC Women's Soccer Postseason Awards

Offensive Player of the Year:
Emily Beddoes - Findlay (SR, F, Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview)

Defensive Player of the Year:
Chelsea Parise - Grand Valley State (SR, GK, Sterling Heights, Mich./Stevenson)

Freshman of the Year:
Lauren Pratt - Ohio Dominican (FR, F, West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West)

Coach of the Year:
Michelle Jacob - Michigan Technological University 

2012 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer Teams

All-GLIAC First-Team

Position

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/Previous School 

Forward

Emily Beddoes

Findlay

Sr.

Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview

Forward

Ashley Botts

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Beloit, Wis./Boylan Catholic

Forward

Alyssa Tomassi

Northwood

Jr.

Macomb, Mich./Eisenhower

Forward

Amanda Watson

Northwood

Sr.

Oregon, Ohio/Clay

Midfielder

Megan Gallaway

Findlay

Sr.

Ashland, Ohio/Ashland

Midfielder

Erin Hilbert

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Ada, Mich./Forest Hills Central

Midfielder

Alyssa Mira

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Livonia, Mich./Churchill

Defender

Kayla Kimble

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Livonia, Mich./Stevenson

Defender

Juane Odendaal

Grand Valley State

So.

London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas

Defender

Charley Porter

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

Midland, Mich.

Goalkeeper

Chelsea Parise

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Sterling Heigts, Mich./Stevenson

All-GLIAC Second-Team

Position

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/Previous School

Forward

Kayla Addison

Grand Valley State

Sr.

Southfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day

Forward

Amelia Johnson

Northern Michigan

Sr.

St. Michael, Minn.

Forward

Jordan Mazzi

Ohio Dominican

So.

Galena, Ohio/New Albany

Midfielder

Jennifer Holton

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

Johnstown, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales

Midfielder

Charlie Socia

Grand Valley State

So.

Portage, Mich./Central

Midfielder

Lindsey Van Rooy

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Kaukauna, Wis.

Defender

Kaitlyn Boelter

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Keshena, Wis./Shawano

Defender

Amanda Foster

Ferris State

Jr.

Byron Center, Mich./South Christian

Defender

Shara Perry

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson

Defender

Tayler Ward

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Grand Blanc, Mich.

Goalkeeper

Laura Clark

Ohio Dominican

So.

Lapeer, Mich./Lakeville Memorial

All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team

Position

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/Previous School

F/M

Allison Richards

Ashland

Fr.

Hermitage, Pa./Hickory

Midfielder

Leanne Boehm

Ferris State

So.

Macomb, Mich./Henry Ford II

Midfielder

Brittany Guglielmi

Finlday

Sr.

Westerville, Ohio/Big Walnut

Defender

Taylor Callen

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Mattawan, Mich.

Forward

Kaitlyn Holland

Lake Erie

Sr.

Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North

Defender

Jen McFadden

Malone

Sr.

Massillon, Ohio/ Washington

Defender

Melanie Hoffman

Michigan Tech

Jr.

Green Bay, Wis.

F/M

Kim Reitveld

Northern Michigan

So.

New Lenox, Ill.

Defender

Madison Pines

Northwood

Jr.

Troy, Mich.

Forward
Lauren Acker

Notre Dame

Sr.
Westlake, Ohio/Westlake

D/MF

Megan Wharton

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

Pickerington, Ohio/ Pickerington Central

Midfielder

Annie Aubrey

Saginaw Valley State

So.

Jackson, Mich./Jackson

Midfielder

Sheena Maravich

Tiffin

Sr.

Powell, Ohio/Powell

Midfielder

Gina Pinzone

Walsh

Sr.

Cleveland, Ohio/Padua Franciscan

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