December 5, 2012

Cessar, Weber earn All-Region

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College junior women's soccer players Sarah Cessar (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock) and Sam Weber (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) both earned All-Great Lakes Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) through voting by the region's head women's soccer coaches.

Cessar earned First Team honors as a midfielder and Weber landed on the Second Team at forward. Both players had major roles in Grove City (16-4-2 overall) advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament this season.

Cessar recorded four goals and four assists in 21 matches this fall. A First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference selection this year, Cessar earned the team's Most Valuable Player award this year. She tied for third on the team with 12 points.

Weber led Grove City with 13 goals this year. She also had four assists, giving her a team-leading 30 points. She scored the game-winning goal in Grove City's 1-0 overtime win over Western Connecticut State November 10 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Weber also led the team in scoring as a sophomore with seven goals.

Nine Grove City players have earned NSCAA All-Region honors since 2003. Current senior Grace Rieman (Arlington, Va./Homeschooled) earned All-Great Lakes in 2011. Hannah Yang (2010), Kristin Colley (2007), Emily Ostlund (2007), Stephanie Wild (2007), Danielle Balliet (2003) and Meg Tilley (2003) are Grove City's other All-Region honorees.

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