Women’s Soccer Has Five Earn First-Team All-Region 

Women’s Soccer Has Five Earn First-Team All-Region 


St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 27, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis had five student-athletes named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-Central Region First Team, as announced Tuesday by the organization.

Junior forward Taylor Cohen, senior midfielder Maggie Crist, senior midfielder Darcy Cunningham, sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and senior back Hannah Menard each picked up the accolade. 

Cohen, a two-time first-team all-Central Region honoree, leads the conference with 15 goals and nine assists for 39 points. She is also first in the UAA and 11thin NCAA Division III with seven game-winning goals.

A first-team all-UAA honoree, Cohen has four goals and two assists in NCAA Tournament play. She scored game-winners against Westminster (1stRound), Illinois Wesleyan (2ndRound) and No. 23 Wisconsin-La Crosse (Sectional Semifinal). 

Crist, a three-time all-Central Region Selection, has started all 21 games at holding center mid for the Bears. She has six goals and six assists for 18 points, and scored game-winners in a 1-0 win at Rochester Oct. 7 and a 2-0 victory over Chicago Nov. 3. 

A first-team all-University Athletic (UAA) Association selection and the conference MVP, Crist has also been part of the back line that has recorded 16 shutouts and allowed five goals in 21 games played. As a team, WashU ranks second in NCAA Division III in goals against average (0.24) and sixth in shutout percentage (0.762). 

Cunningham, a two-time first-team all-Central Region selection, has started 14 of 17 games played and has seven goals and seven assists for 21 points. She netted three game-winning goals in regular-season play, including in a 3-0 win at No. 22 Loras (Aug. 31) and in a 2-1 overtime victory vs. Emory Sept. 29. Cunningham is third in the UAA in shots (68), fourth in assists, fifth in points and seventh in goals. 

Greenfield, a second-team all-UAA honoree, has a 21-0 record with a 0.25 goals against average with 13 shutouts. She ranks first in the conference and fifth in NCAA Division III in goals against average. Greenfield also leads the league in fewest goals allowed (5). Greenfield has made 18 saves in 1805:52 minutes played, including a season-high three stops in a 4-1 win vs. Rhodes Sept. 15. 

Menard has started all 21 games on defense and has two goals and three assists for seven points. She scored game-winners in the 5-0 victory over Franklin Sept. 8 and in a 4-1 win over Rhodes Sept. 15. Menard also had the game-winning assist in a 2-0 win over No. 20 Chicago Nov. 3. She was named the UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week on Oct. 29 and Nov. 12, and is part of the back line that has recorded 16 shutouts and allowed five goals.

No. 1-ranked WashU has a 21-0 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the fifth time in school history. The Bears take on No. 3 Middlebury College in the National Semifinals at 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.