Six Golden Eagles Named NSCAA Scholar All-North Central Region
Jan. 7, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's soccer team has six student-athletes that were named to the NSCAA Scholar All North/Central region squad. Seniors Ally Miller and Rachel Brown have earned first team honors, while senior Megan Jaskowiak and juniors Emily Jacobson, Vanessa Legault-Cordisco and Taylor Madigan earned second team accolades.
Miller capped a fantastic senior season with multiple awards. She was a first team NSCAA Scholar All-American and was named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-Northeast first team. Miller was one of just 10 finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award®, which is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I women's soccer. She earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and was also named to the NSCAA All-American second team and a Capital One All-America first team selection. Miller had a career-high seven goals this season with 15 points.
Brown has also been awarded multiple postseason honors, including being named a second team NSCAA Scholar All-American. She was a 2012 second team NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Northeast region honoree and earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST first team this season in which she produced four goals and three assists for the Golden Eagles. Two of her goals were game-winners.
Jaskowiak was also a leader for MU's stellar defense that produced 17 shutouts. She scored her first career goal this season at Northwestern and also gave out on assist, starting in all 23 games.
Jacobson was a force in Marquette's backfield helping keep teams to just 0.57 goals per game and limiting opponents to just 7.5 total shots each contest. She was named to the All-BIG EAST third team and recorded one goal this season and dished out five assists for seven points. Jacobson was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on one occasion.
LeGault-Cordisco played in 21 games this season after she missed two during playing on the Canadian national team. She tallied two goals and two assists for six points, while recording 16 shots. One of her goals came in a 4-1 victory over Connecticut in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament.
Taylor Madigan was a third team All-BIG EAST selection this season. She was named to the BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Madigan scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Georgetown to win the BIG EAST Championship and also scored the game-winning goal in MU's 3-1 victory over Princeton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She led the Golden Eagles with nine goals this season and handed out four assists.
These accolades are added to a long line of on the field and classroom success that the Golden Eagles achieved this season. They had a record-setting season with a team-best 17 shutouts to lead the NCAA. MU won a fourth consecutive BIG EAST American Division title and a first-ever BIG EAST Tournament championship title and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history.