Washington U. Lands Five on NSCAA Women’s Soccer All-Central Region Team
St. Louis, Mo., December 5, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis had five student-athletes named to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Women's Soccer Division III All-Central Region Team, as announced Wednesday by the Association.
Senior back Nicole Martin and sophomore midfielder Anna Zambricki highlighted the honorees by earning first-team accolades. Sophomore forward Lillie Toaspern was the lone Washington U. selection on the second team, while junior back Kate Doyle and senior goalkeeper Clara Jaques picked up honorable-mention honors.
After missing her junior year with an injury, Martin started 21 of 22 matches as a senior and anchored a defense that recorded a single-season school record 11 shutouts. A first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honoree, she scored three goals and added a pair of assists for eight points. Martin scored both goals in Washington U.’s 2-1 victory over No. 14 ranked Concordia-Moorhead Nov. 16 in the NCAA Sectional Semifinal, and added a tally in a 3-0 win at Rhodes College Sept. 22.
Zambricki, a first-team NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America selection, led the team and the conference in goals scored (14) and points (34), and was second in game-winning goals (six). She earned UAA Co-Most Valuable Player and first-team all-UAA honors by the conference. Zambricki found the back of the net in 10 of 21 matches, and recorded hat tricks in 3-0 wins at Carnegie Mellon University Sept. 30 and at Case Western Reserve University Oct. 29.
Toaspern earned second-team all-Central region and all-UAA honors for the second-straight year. The 2011 UAA Rookie of the Year, she made 20 starts up top for the Bears and was second on the team in scoring with seven goals and seven assists for 21 points. The seven assists tied for the team lead and were fifth in the conference. Toaspern scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 2-1 win at the University of Rochester Oct. 26.
Doyle picks up all-region honors for the second time in her career after garnering second-team honors a year ago. She started 21 matches this season on defense and in the midfield, and was tied for the team lead with seven assists. Doyle scored a pair of goals in 2012, including the game-winner in the season-opening 2-1 win against Alma College Aug. 31. Doyle was honored as a first-team all-UAA selection in 2012, the third-straight year she earned all-conference accolades. She also earned Capital One Second-Team Academic All-America and Capital One First-Team Academic All-District honors in 2012.
Jaques concluded her four-year career as the most decorated goalkeeper in school history. A two-time all-Central Region, three-time Jewish Sports Review All-America and four-time all-UAA honoree, she recorded a school-record 19-2-1 record this season with an 0.84 goals against average and was part of a school-record 11 shutouts. Jaques made 85 career starts in goal, and posted a 63-18-6 overall record with a 0.78 goals against average and a school-record 25 shutouts. She ranks first in school history in wins and shutouts, second in saves and fifth in goals against average.