Ally Miller and Amanda Engel Earn Soccer America Accolades
Jan. 16, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's soccer team has been awarded with two additional honors to cap a record-setting 2012 season. Senior Ally Miller has been named to Soccer America's second team MVP list and freshman Amanda Engel earned all-freshman team accolades.
"Ally and Amanda both had outstanding seasons," head coach Markus Roeders said. "Ally is among the very best players who have worn a Marquette uniform and she played her best soccer this past fall as a senior. Our program had another fantastic season and Ally contributed both on and off the field. Amanda played at a very high level as freshman and it is great to see her being honored among the best young players in the country. She grew into her role and she stepped up when we need her the most."
Miller will add this accolade to a long list of awards from 2012. 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.
As the Golden Eagles' goalkeeper, Engel had a fantastic freshman season that saw her compile a 14-0-2 record in the net and earn a spot on the All-BIG EAST Rookie team. She was a first team NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection and was awarded third team all-conference honors. She ranked third in the NCAA with a 0.42 goals against average.
The Golden Eagles had a record-setting season with a team-best 17 shutouts to lead the NCAA. They won a fourth consecutive BIG EAST American Division title and a first-ever BIG EAST Tournament championship title. MU advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history