St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 28, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team had five student-athletes named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Association All-Central Region Team, as announced by the Association Tuesday.
Sophomore forward Taylor Cohen, junior back Maggie Crist and junior midfielder Darcy Cunningham earned first-team honors to highlight the honorees, while freshman goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and senior back Kelly Von Zup picked up second-team accolades.
Cohen started 17 of 19 games for the Bears, and topped the team with 16 goals and five assists for 37 points. She ranks third in WashU single-season school history in game-winning goals (6), fifth in goals and seventh in points. Cohen also ranked in the top-five in the UAA in three offensive categories: goals (first), points (first) and game-winning goals (second). She was a first-team all-UAA selection, and earned UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week three times.
Crist, a two-time all-Central Region Selection, started 16 of 18 games played in the midfield. She was fifth on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists for six points. A second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, Crist scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over No. 10-ranked Pomona-Pitzer. She was also a main part of the WashU defense that posted 14 shutouts.
Cunningham started 18 of 19 games played, and was third on the team with four goals and 11 assists for 16 points. She ranked second in the UAA and seventh on the WashU single-season list with 11 assists. Cunningham netted game-winning goals against Fontbonne and Brandeis, and also had the tying goal against No. 1 Chicago. She was named the National Player of the Week and UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week on Nov. 7, and was also a first-team all-UAA honoree.
Greenfield started 14 of 17 games played and owned a 13-2 mark in goal with a 0.35 goals against average. She ranked third in the UAA in goals allowed (5) and goals against average, and was also fourth in save percentage (.848). Greenfield also ranks sixth in Division III in goals against average. She made a career-high five saves in a 2-0 win over Illinois Wesleyan, and earned UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2. Greenfield was also a second-team all-UAA honoree.
KELLY VON ZUP
Von Zup started 19 games at center back and recorded one assist. Von Zup and the WashU defense recorded 14 shutouts and allowed just eight goals. WashU's goals against average (0.396) and shutout percentage (0.700) ranked 12th in Division III. Von Zup, a second-team all-UAA honoree, earned UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week honors on Sept. 11.
WashU finished the 2017 season with a 17-2-1 record, and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the sixth time in the last seven season and for the 13th time in school history. The Bears were also the 2017 UAA champion.