Seven Bears Named to Jewish Sports Review All-America Team
St. Louis, Mo., January 21, 2010 – Six members of the Washington University in St. Louis 2009 NCAA Division III national runner-up women’s soccer team and senior Nat Zenner of the men’s soccer team have been named to the Jewish Sports Review All-America Soccer Team.
Seniors Becca Heymann, Caryn Rosoff, and Libby Held joined freshman goalkeeper Clara Jaques on the first-team, while sophomores Rachel Haas and Lee Ann Felder were named honorable mention by the publication.
Zenner, a selection to the first-team, started in the backfield but continued to have an impact on the Bears’ offensive attack. With three goals and two assists, he ranked second at Washington U. with eight points, and he earned all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors for the first time in his career. Zenner ends his four years on the Danforth Campus with 14 goals, four assists and 32 points.
Rosoff concludes her career as one of the top scorers in school history. She earned 2009 UAA MVP honors and first-team All-America honors after finishing the season with 11 goals and six assists for 28 points. Rosoff is a four-time all-UAA, three-time all-region and two-time All-America honoree. She ends her four-year career ranked third in school history in goals (42) and game-winning goals (12), fourth in points (105) and fifth in assists (21).
Heymann turned it on midway through her senior year and finished with seven goals and two assists for 16 points.
A mainstay in the midfield for the Bears, she appeared in 85 career games and ranks ninth in school history in points (55) and 10th in goals (21). Heymann is a three-time all-UAA and all-region selection, including first-team all-region honors as a sophomore when she scored a career-high nine goals. Off the field, Heymann was a three-time Academic All-UAA selection, and earned 2008 and 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District accolades.
Held, who earned 2009 second-team All-American honors, started all 24 games for the Bears at center back. She was part of a defense that allowed just 17 goals this season and posted a 0.69 goals against average. A four-time all-UAA and three-time all-region honoree, Held appeared in 84 games with two goals and 14 assists. She was a three-time Academic All-UAA selection and earned 2009 ESPN The Magazine second-team Academic All-District honors.
Jacques, the third player in school history to earn UAA Rookie of the Year honors, started 21 of the 23 games she appeared in this season in the goal. She ranked third in the league in goals against average (0.65) and save percentage (.868), and helped lead the Bears to a pair of penalty kick victories during the NCAA Tournament.
Haas started 19 of 24 games for the Bears and was fourth on the team in assists (three). The sophomore midfielder scored one goal on the 2009 campaign. Felder, also an honorable-mention all-UAA honoree, started all 24 games for the Bears while finishing the season third in points (20) and tallying six goals along with a team-leading eight assists.
The men’s team finished its season with a 9-7-3 overall record, and the Bears were 3-4 in the UAA, ranking fourth in the final conference standings. The women’s squad advanced to the national championship game before falling to No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Messiah College, 1-0, on Dec. 5, in San Antonio, Texas. The Bears tied a school record with a 17-4-3 overall record, and won their fourth-straight UAA championship.