2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer Awards Unveiled

2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer Awards Unveiled

BAY CITY, Mich. – The 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Soccer awards have been announced after voting conducted by the league's coaches. 

Grand Valley State senior midfielder Marti Corby
 has cemented her legacy as one of the top players in Grand Valley State program history, and now joins Laker legend Katy Tafler as the only two-time GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year recipients in program history.  After posting a career high 25 goals and 17 assists last season, Corby has transitioned from a score-first player into a set-up artist, and leads all of Division II with a career best 21 assists and counting. Having set the GVSU single season record for assists last season, Corby has easily broken her own record this season on her way to seizing the program's all-time assists record, with 58 career assists. Altogether, Corby's current career totals of 54 goals and 58 assists amounts to 166 career points, putting her in third place on GVSU's career points list.

GVSU senior defender Clare Carlson has put forth another exemplary season as the de facto leader and elite stopper of the GVSU back line, and now repeats at GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year. Under her watch, the Lakers have yielded just 15 goals in their last 44 games, a 0.34 goals-against-average that has led to 40 wins across this season and last. This season, the Lakers have been especially tough on defense, allowing just five goals in 19 games and pitching 15 team shutouts, both top-two marks among Division II programs. Carlson's four goals are tied for the most among GLIAC defenders in 2016. GVSU held every conference opponent scoreless until their final matchup with rival Ferris State, and captured their 12th straight GLIAC Regular Season title earlier in the conference slate.

Walsh's Olivia Peters
 recorded a spectacular freshman campaign as she led the team and was fourth in the GLIAC in goals (13) and points scored (31). Peters was also tied for sixth in the conference with five assists. Her 13 goals are the most in a single season for Walsh since 2005 and second-most by a freshman in program history.

Michigan Tech junior goalkeeper Kirsen Hudak 
has played a pivotal in Michigan Tech's success this season. Hudak is currently ranked in the top five in three GLIAC statistical categories. She is third in goals against average (0.57), fourth in save percentage (.889), and fifth in total saves (80). She has played every minute in goal for the Huskies and has a record of 11-3-3 with nine shutouts during the 2016 campaign.

For the first time in a dozen years, Ashland University can boast of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year as Eagle head coach Danny Krispinsky has earned his first GLIAC Coach of the Year award. Krispinsky guided Ashland to a second-place finish in the conference's regular-season standings, and a spot in the GLIAC Tournament for the fourth time in four seasons as head coach. The Eagles have won double-digit games in each of Krispinsky's four seasons at the helm.

A complete list of the 2016 All-GLIAC women's soccer teams is below:

2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer Awards

Offensive Player of the Year: Marti Corby - Grand Valley State

Defensive Player of the Year: Clare Carlson - Grand Valley State

Goalkeeper of the Year: Kirsen Hudak - Michigan Tech

Freshman of the Year: Olivia Peters - Walsh

Coach of the Year: Danny Krispinsky - Ashland
2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer - First Team
All-GLIAC First Team - Forwards
Name School Year Hometown / High School
Gabriella Mencotti Grand Valley St. Jr. Novi, Mich. / Northville
Kendra Stauffer Grand Valley St. Sr. Alto, Mich. / Caledonia
Deijah Swihart
Ashland So. Bellville, Ohio / Clear Fork
Jacqueline Mielke Michigan Tech Sr. Green Bay, Wis. / Northeast WI Lutheran
All-GLIAC First Team - Midfielders 
Marti Corby Grand Valley St. Sr. Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills Central
Dani Johnson Grand Valley St. Jr. Toledo, Ohio / Notre Dame Academy
Lauren Gokey Ashland So. Seville, Ohio / Cloverleaf
All-GLIAC First Team - Defenders   
Clare Carlson
Grand Valley St. Sr.  Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills Central
Sarah Berger Walsh Jr. Wadsworth, Ohio
Shannon Quinn Grand Valley St. Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Northern
All-GLIAC First Team - Goalkeeper   
Kirsen Hudak Michigan Tech Jr. Racine, Wis. / Case
2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer - Second Team
All-GLIAC Second Team - Forwards  
Jayma Martin
Grand Valley St. Sr. Pueblo, Colo. / Santa Monica C.C.
Ashley Henderson
Saginaw Valley Sr.
Southgate, Mich. / Gabriel Richard Catholic
Olivia Peters
Walsh Fr.
Glenview, Ill. / Glenbrook South
All-GLIAC Second Team - Midfielders   
Kathryn Farkas
Michigan Tech Jr.
Brighton, Mich.
Rachel Fouts
Ferris State Jr.
Richland, Mich./Gull Lake
Jessica Splittgerber
Michigan Tech Sr. De Pere, Wis.
Paula Hafner Northern Michigan Sr. Malmo, Sweden / Borgarskola
All-GLIAC Second Team - Defenders   
Emily Morin Michigan Tech Sr. Barrington, Ill.
Bria Spraggins Saginaw Valley Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Central
Julie Lacock Ashland Jr. Amherst, Ohio / Steele
All-GLIAC Second Team - Goalkeeper   
Grace Kraft Ferris State Fr. Williamston, Mich.
2016 All-GLIAC Women's Soccer - Honorable Mention
Jessica Brown Ashland Sr. Hamilton, Ohio / Fairfield
Carley Dubbert
Ferris State So. St. Joseph, Mich./Stevensville Lakeshore
Marissa Swindell Findlay So. Salem, Ohio 
Madz Ham Grand Valley St. So. Lake Orion, Mich.
Elizabeth Awuah
Lake Erie Sr. Pickerington, Ohio / Central
Maddie Faust Michigan Tech Sr. De Pere, Wis. / West
Ally Milam Northern Michigan Jr. Williamston, Mich.
Samantha Cook Northwood Sr. South Lyon, Mich. / East
Kelly Johnson Ohio Dominican Sr. Berea, Ohio
Jennifer Muanamputu
Saginaw Valley Fr. Windsor, Ontario / Vincent Massey
Adrianna Currie Tiffin Jr. Brampton, Ont. / Kent State
Madison Strausbaugh
Walsh Sr. Wooster, Ohio / Waynedale