2009 Soccer All-MIAA

Slean Earns All-MIAA Second Team Accolades

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's senior soccer player Jessica Slean was named to the All-MIAA Second Team by the conference coaches earlier this week.

The senior midfielder was just one of twelve players named to the Second Team and one of twenty-four total women's soccer players honored by the MIAA.  Slean played an integral role in the center midfield for the Belles this past season.  A leader in keeping all facets of the Belles organized this fall, she kept some of the best offensive players in the conference in check while repeatedly going up into the air to win possession of the ball for her team.  Slean started in each of the team's 19 contests, including all eight MIAA matches.  

It is the first time in her career she is being recognized with an MIAA honor.

2009 MIAA Honorees:
Most Valuable Player

Emily Ottenhoff, Calvin (senior from Palos Heights, Ill./Chicago Christian HS)
All-MIAA First Team
Lindsay Chitwood, Adrian* (senior from St. Clair Shores/Lakeview HS)
Carly Prins, Calvin*** (junior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
Kellie Irwin, Adrian* (sophomore from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
Caitlin Bowman, Albion**** (senior from Augusta/Kalamazoo Hackett CC HS)
Kelley Walsh, Alma** (senior from Linden/Fenton HS)
Maya Smolcic, Kalamazoo* (freshman from Troy/Troy HS)
Chelsea Gray, Albion*** (senior from Midland/Dow HS)
Allison Meurer, Alma* (sophomore from Holland/Zeeland West HS)
Allison Boender,  Calvin** (senior from Grandville/Calvin Christian HS)
Emily Ottenhoff, Calvin** (senior from Palos Heights, Ill./Chicago Christian HS)
Cara Underwood, Olivet* (junior from Holland/Holland HS)
Ali Oatley, Albion**** (senior from Ann Arbor/Huron HS)
* - number of years All-MIAA First Team

All-MIAA Second Team

Anja Burk, Kalamazoo (senior from Saline/Saline HS)
Jackie Short, Kalamazoo (freshman from Troy/Athens HS)
Tara Fitzsimmons, Alma (senior from Marshall/Marshall HS)
Tricia Bajema, Hope (freshman from Grandville/Grandville HS)
Lauren Cozzi, Adrian (freshman from Roselle, Ill./St. Viator HS)
C.J. McCarthy, Kalamazoo (freshman from Ada/Forest Hills Eastern HS)
Kellie Honderd, Calvin (junior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
Steffeny Burns, Adrian (sophomore from Trenton/Trenton HS)
Brittany Dulyea, Alma (freshman from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
Courtney Cook, Hope (junior from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central HS)
Jessica Slean, Saint Mary’s (senior from Allison Park, Pa./Deer Lakes HS)
Kelsey Bos, Hope (junior from Holland/Holland HS)