Fri, Nov. 18, 2011 - [Women's Soccer]
2011 All-IIAC Team
Iowa Conference co-champion and Iowa Conference Tournament champion Loras College earned a total of 10 spots on the 2011 All-Iowa Conference women's soccer team on Wednesday.
The Duhawks (18-3-1) who made the first team cut were seniors Katie Chambers, Jessica Kern, and Kate Young, along with sophomore Kinsey Campbell.
On the second team were junior Jayne Eslinger and freshman Danielle Vujovic.
Four Duhawks were tabbed in the Honorable Mention category. Defenders Sarah Trump and Lynn DeVriese, as well as midfielders Ali Schmitt and Tonya Lohmeyer made that list.
Young leaves the program third on the all-time goal scoring list (42), second on the assists list (34), and third in points (118) and was the 2010 IIAC MVP. She scored 13 goals and added eight assists this season.
Kern, another senior, finishes tied for third with 32 assists. She scored seven goals and had eight assists. She finished tied for seventh on Loras' all-time goal-scoring list at 23.
Ali Schmitt and Tonya Lohmeyer depart after successful careers as well. Each earned All-IIAC accolades for the second straight year. Lohmeyer scored seven goals this year and added one assist in 2011 and finishes with 14 goals and three assists. Schmitt scored five goals and added 13 assists in two seasons with the Duhawks – including three goals and nine assists in 2011.
Katie Chambers, with the help of the four primary defenders in front of her on the list – Campbell, Trump, DeVriese, and Eslinger – won 16 games in goal and posted six shutouts. Chambers departs as the program's all-time leader in goals against average at 0.66. She is second in career shutouts with 22.
These defenders helped the Duhawks to post a 0.76 goals against average this season and allowed less than seven shots per game on the Loras goal.
Vujovic, scored nine goals (including a team high five game-winners) and added nine assists in her first season with the Duhawks.
Loras outscored their opponents 71-17 this year, reaching the second round of the NCAA Division III Championships.
In addition to the accolades for these 10 Duhawks, head coach Dan Rothert was voted the 2011 IIAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year. It was his sixth such award on the women's side and second consecutive. He also won the award in 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2004.