Lee Ann Felder Earns All-America Honors; Five Named All-Region
ALL-AMERICA | ALL-REGION
St. Louis, Mo., December 12, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis senior midfielder Lee Ann Felder was named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Continental Tire Women's Soccer Division III Second-Team All-America Team, as announced Monday by the Association.
Felder is the eighth student-athlete in school history to earn All-America accolades. She was also one of five student-athletes that earned 2011 NSCAA All-Central Region honors.
Felder, who earned All-America honors for the first time and all-Region accolades for the second-straight year, led the conference with nine assists from her midfield position. She also scored two goals as a senior, including the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over College of St. Benedict in the NCAA Sectional Semifinals. Felder started 84 of 86 games in her career on the Danforth Campus, and ranks fifth in school history in assists (21), eighth in game-winning goals (eight) and ninth in points (58).
“Lee Ann is fabulous player but a better person. She has made her teammates around her better and her teammates helped her achieve a high level of success,” said Washington University head coach Jim Conlon. “The entire women’s soccer family is pleased to see one of our very own get recognized on the national stage.”
Joining Felder on the first-team all-Central Region team was senior midfielder Emma Brown, who picked up all-region honors for the second-straight year. Brown scored nine goals and had eight assists for 26 points in 2011. She concludes her four-year career ranked sixth in goals (30) and points (81) and eighth in game-winning goals (eight).
Washington U. had a region-best three student-athletes named to the second team: sophomore back Kate Doyle, freshman forward Lillie Toaspern and junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques.
Doyle, a second-team all-UAA selection, started 22 games at center back for the Bears. She was third on the team with seven assists, including a career-best three in a 3-1 win at Millikin University on Sept. 22. Doyle anchored a Washington U. defense that allowed a conference-low three goals during conference play.
Jaques, an honorable-mention all-UAA honoree, started all 23 games in the net posting a school-record 18-5 overall record with a 0.91 goals against average. She enters her senior season ranked first in school history in wins (44), second in saves (255), fifth in goals against average (0.76) and sixth in shutouts (19).
Toaspern, a first-team all-UAA selection and the 2011 UAA Rookie of the Year, started 20 games in her rookie campaign and led the conference in goals (12) and points (29). She had four game-winning goals as a freshman and had a hat trick in a 5-1 win over the University of Rochester on Oct. 28.
Washington University completed the 2011 season with a school record 18-5 overall mark and advanced to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for the fifth time in school history. The Bears also placed second in the UAA with a 5-2 mark. Washington U. was ranked No. 9 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Post-Season Top-25 Poll.
Felder will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.