Washington U. Lands 10 on UAA All-Association 25-Year Women’s Soccer Team
Rochester, N.Y., October 4, 2012 — Washington University in St. Louis had 10 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Women’s Soccer Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player or accumulated at least five points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition and one point for second-team honors in her career.
Among those honored are repeat Most Valuable Player honorees Libbie Tobin of the University of Rochester (1992-93), Kris Vander Plaat of Rochester (1995-96), Renee Neuner of the University of Chicago (2002-03) and two-time honoree Caryn Rosoff (2006-09) of Washington University (2007, 2009).
Neuner (2002-05) and Rosoff (2006-09) are two of five student-athletes who have earned first-team All-Association honors four times. The others are Ashley Van Vechten of Rochester (2004-07), and 2006 MVP MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn (2003-06) and 1997 MVP Rachel Sweeney (1996-99) of Washington University.
In addition to Fowler-Finn, Rosoff and Sweeney, Washington University had seven former student-athletes among the members of the All-Association 25-Year Women’s Soccer Team: Christyn Chambers (1997-2000), Charlotte Felber (2001-04), Jennifer Haddad (1990-92), Libby Held (2006-09), Kristi Kohls (1989-92), Colleen O’Brien (1994-97) and Lori Thomas (1995-98).
In 25 years, four UAA teams have reached the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship final with Rochester winning the national championship in 1987. Rochester (1991), Chicago (2003), and Washington U. (2009) finished as the national runners-up, with nine other Association teams advancing to the quarterfinals with Chicago (1996 and 2005) and Washington University (1997) reaching the Final Four. Washington U. also made national quarterfinal appearances three other times (1998, 2004, 2011).