November 17, 2010
All-PAC soccer released; Yang Player of Year
WEXFORD, Pa. -- The Presidents' Athletic Conference released its All-PAC soccer teams Wednesday morning as selected by the conference' head men's and women's soccer coaches.
On the women's side, senior forward Hannah Yang (Davis, Calif./Davis) earned the conference's Player of the Year award after recording 18 goals and four assists in 2010. Senior midfielder Emily Ostlund (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) joined Yang on the First Team.
Second Team honors went to junior forward Emily Hurley (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) and sophomore midfielder Grace Rieman (Arlington, Va./Homeschooled). Freshman defender Lydia Caissy (Dedham, Mass./Dedham) earned Honorable Mention.
Senior midfielder Chuck Witt (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern), senior forward Jake Kern (Fairfield, Pa./Fairfield) and freshman goalkeeper Chris Burgan (North Huntingdon, Pa./Trinity Christian) all earned First Team All-PAC in men's soccer. Junior midfielder Adam Brewer (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) earned Second Team distinction and senior Evan Moore (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) received Honorable Mention.
Yang helped Grove City to a 12-8-1 overall record and the No. 2 seed in last week's Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament. Her 18 goals are the second-most in program history. She led the team with five game-winning goals and 40 total points.
A fifth-year senior, Yang earned Second Team All-PAC in 2009 and First Team All-PAC as a freshman in 2006.
Ostlund earned her third First Team All-PAC selection after recording six goals and four assists in 21 starts this year. A four-year starter, Ostlund made 82 career starts and finished her career with 35 goals and 12 assists. She earned First Team All-PAC in both 2007 and 2009 and received Second Team honors in 2008.
Hurley emerged offensively this fall in her second season as a starter and finished with 11 goals, which ranked second on the team. Hurley started all 21 matches and scored a pair of game-winners. This is her first All-PAC honor. Rieman, meanwhile, led the conference with a dozen assists. She also scored six goals and finished second on the team with 24 points.
Caissy helped Grove City record nine shutouts from her outside defender position. She also scored one goal and assisted on three other Wolverine scores.
Witt led Grove City (15-6-2) with a career-high 11 goals this year, helping the Wolverines advance to the finals of the ECAC Southern Championship Tournament. It is Witt's second straight All-PAC honor as he earned Second Team recognition in 2009.
Kern posted six goals and six assists in 20 matches this yea. He led the Wolverines in assists and ranked second in total points with 18. Kern earned First Team All-PAC in 2008 and Second Team All-PAC as a rookie in 2007. He missed 2009 due to injury.
Burgan led the conference with 10 shutouts and an .831 save percentage. He ranked third in goals-against average, allowing just 0.83 goals per match. He started all 22 matches for Grove City.
Brewer captured Second Team All-PAC honors for the second consecutive season this year. He moved from defender to midfielder during the season and finished the year with four goals. Moore co-captained the team for the second straight year and started all 22 matches. He finished second on the squad with five assists and also scored two goals.
Grove City's 15 wins this year marked the second-highest win total in program history.
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