2010 Soccer All-MIAA

Valencia Named All-MIAA

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's freshman midfielder Mollie Valencia (West Melbourne, Fla./Melbourne Catholic Central) was selected by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's soccer coaches as an All-MIAA Second Team honoree for the 2010 season.

Valencia was one of just 24 players in the nine-team league to earn all-conference accolades for the year. A starter in each of the team's eight conference contests and 19 games of the season, she was tied as the team's leading scorer at the end of the year. She also led the team in shots in all competitions during the 2010 campaign.

Valencia was one of three freshmen selected to the All-MIAA Second Team while five total rookies were all-conference first or second team honorees this season. Moreover, she is one of six players from outside the state of Michigan to be honored in 2010.

She becomes the 12th player in program history to be an All-MIAA selection.  It is the tenth consecutive year that a Saint Mary's soccer player has been named to either the All-MIAA First or Second Team.

2010 All-MIAA Women's Soccer Team

Carly Prins, Calvin (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)

All-MIAA First Team
GK - Monica Witt, Alma* (junior from Clio/Clio HS)
F - Carly Prins, Calvin**** (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
F - Jackie Short, Kalamazoo* (sophomore from Troy/Athens HS)
F - Carly Reising, Alma* (junior from Otsego/Otsego HS)
F - Lizzy Julian, Olivet* (junior from Mattawan/Mattawan HS)
MF -Sam Barker, Adrian* (freshman from Temperance/Bedford HS)
MF -Francesca Smith, Calvin* (sophomore from Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South HS)
MF - Maya Smolcic, Kalamazoo** (sophomore from Troy/Troy HS)
D -Brittany Dulyea, Alma* (sophomore from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
D - Kellie Honderd, Calvin* (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
D - Courtney Cook, Hope*** (senior from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central HS)
D - Liz Drennan, Calvin* (freshman from St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East HS)
* - indicates number of years All-MIAA First Team

All-MIAA Second Team
GK - Ashton Hearn, Calvin (freshman from Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS)
F - Taryn Handyside, Alma (freshman from Montrose/Hill-McCloy HS)
F - Allison Meurer, Alma (sophomore from Holland/Zeeland West HS)
F - Lauren Beck, Albion (senior from Rosharon, Texas/Clear Lake HS)
MF - Alyssa Brown, Albion (junior from Midland/Midland HS)
MF - Lauren Cozzi, Adrian (sophomore from Roselle, Ill./St. Viator HS)
MF - Lindsay Jipping, Hope (sophomore from Jenison/Hudsonville Unity Christian HS)
MF - Mollie Valencia, Saint Mary’s (freshman from West Melbourne, Fla./Melbourne Central Catholic HS)
MF - Jillian Honderd, Calvin (sophomore from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
MF - Megan Martinez, Kalamazoo (sophomore from Golden, Colo./Golden HS)
D - Patti Vaassen, Adrian (sophomore from Ann Arbor/Saline HS)
D - Megan Burns, Kalamazoo (sophomore from Novi/Novi HS)