November 16, 2011

All-PAC soccer teams released

WEXFORD, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's and women's soccer teams combined to place seven players on the respective All-Presidents' Athletic Conference teams, released Wednesday by the conference office.

On the men's side, junior forward Andrew Quinn (Damascus, Md./Damascus) and junior defender Josh Kern (Fairfield, Pa./Fairfield) both earned First Team honors. Senior midfielder Adam Brewer (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) merited Second Team All-PAC.

Junior midfielder Grace Rieman (Arlington, Va./Homeschooled) earned First Team All-PAC in women's soccer. Sophomore forward Sarah Cessar (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock) and sophomore defender Jessica Heck (Canton, Mich./Plymouth) each received Second Team honors and sophomore midfielder Michelle Stevens (Phoenixville, Pa./Great Valley) earned Honorable Mention.

Quinn led Grove City (12-6-1, 6-1-1 PAC) with 10 goals and 21 points in 18 games played. He ranked fourth in the conference in goals scored and second in the PAC with his team-leading five game-winning goals. Quinn also earned First Team All-PAC as a freshman in 2009.

Kern moved into the starting lineup this year and helped lead a defense that posted six shutouts and yielded just eight goals in conference play. He started all 19 matches, contributing to Grove City's 1.23 goals-against average this year.

Brewer earned All-PAC Second Team for the third consecutive season after finishing the season with six goals and 12 points. He played in all 19 matches, making 16 starts. Brewer tied for second on the team in scoring and third in points.

Grove City tied for second in the conference during regular season play and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament.

Rieman paced the Grove City women's team in assists (4) and total points (16) this fall. She also ranked second on the team with six goals. Rieman played in 17 matches for the Wolverines (10-8-2, 7-2 PAC). She also earned First Team All-PAC in 2009 and Second Team honors last season.

Cessar started all 20 matches in her first season as a starter. She scored four goals, which tied for third on the team this autumn.

Like Cessar, Heck moved into the starting lineup this season. She started all 20 matches at defender, anchoring a defense that chalked up six shutouts and a 1.17 goals-against average. She also scored once and assisted on two other goals this year.

Stevens played in all 20 matches for Grove City and recorded three goals and three assists. Stevens tied for fourth on the team with nine points.

Grove City advanced to the ECAC Southern Championship Tournament following the 2011 regular season.

Washington & Jefferson sophomore forward Holly Shipley earned the PAC's Women's Soccer Player of the Year award. Thomas More coach Jeff Cummings earned Coach of the Year on the women's side. Cummings also earned PAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year and Thomas More midfielder Alex Oeswein received PAC Player of the Year in men's soccer.

Complete Men's Team            Complete Women's Team

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