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L'Esperance Leads All-ACAA Women's Soccer Team

L'Esperance Leads All-ACAA Women's Soccer Team

Kristen L'Esperance of Finlandia has been named the Player of the Year and highlights the All-ACAA Women's Soccer Team as selected by the league's coaches.

Dasia Knowles of Finlandia and Harper McVey of Pratt were tabbed as the Defensive Players of the Year while Karina Bulli of UC Santa Cruz and Samantha Linteo of Finlandia are the First Year Players of the Year. Hannah Rose of Mount Mary picked up Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

Knowles and L'Esperance are the only members of the elite squad to be selected for a second time.

Statistical leaders on the first team include Kirsten L'Esperance in goals (14), assists (19) and points (47), Cayleen Conrad in shots (106) and Hannah Rose in saves (282).

Lauren Nadler of UC Santa Cruz was recognized by her peers as the Coach of the Year. She led the Banana Slugs to the ACAA Championship Championship with a 7-0 win over Finlandia. 

 First Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

School

P

Yr

Top Stats

Hometown

Erika Lambert

Finlandia

F

Jr.

12 pts, 31 sh

Atoka, TN

Haven Mayhew

Valley Forge

F

Jr.

10 g, 22 pts, 63 sh

Bingham, ME

Audrey Howard

Pratt

F

Jr.

3 g, 34 sh

Corning, NY

Brie Witt

Finlandia

F

FY

24 shots, 8 pts

Clarksville, TN

Kirsten L'Esperance*

Finlandia

M

Sr.

14 G, 18 A, 100 sh

Brighton, MI

Addie Budzinski

Finlandia

M

So.

61 sh, 8 g, 3 a

Cheboyga, MI

Nyasia Hardy

Mount Mary

M

Fr.

3 g, 2 a, 34 sh

Fort Wayne, IN

Cayleen Conrad

Valley Forge

M

So.

12 g, 6 a, 106 sh

Pine Grove, PA

Izel Guiterrez

UC Santa Cruz

M

Jr.

6 g, 3 a, 30 sh

Alhambra, CA

Harper McVey

Pratt

D

Sr.

2 g, 7 sh

West Orange, NJ

Daisia Knowles*

Finlandia

D

So.

4 g, 4 a, 30 sh

Broomfield, CO

Tea Lopes

UC Santa Cruz

D

Jr.

4 a, 17 sh

Rohnert Park, CA

Peyton Bell

UC Santa Cruz

D

Jr.

3 g, 1 a, 17 sh

Redondo Beach, CA

Hannah Rose

Mount Mary

G

Sr.

282 sv

Jeromesville, OH

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

School

P

Yr

Top Stats

Hometown

Karina Bulli

UC Santa Cruz

F

FY

9 g, 4 a, 39 sh

Fallbrook, CA

Tomiko Hoshijima

UC Santa Cruz

F

Jr.

5 g, 4 a, 26 sh

Huntington Beach, CA

Amelia Streiffer

UC Santa Cruz

F

Jr.

6 g, 1 a, 31 sh

San Francisco, CA

Nicole Aceves

UC Santa Cruz

M

Jr.

3 g, 3 a, 14 sh

San Diego, CA

Katie Brown

Finlandia

M

Jr.

3 g, 6 a, 23 sh

Sandusky, MI

Julia Hernandez

UC Santa Cruz

M

FY

5 g, 7 a, 21 sh

Atladena, CA

Carlee Conrad

Valley Forge

M

Sr.

2 g, 45 sh

Pine Grove, PA

Megan Firth

Valley Forge

D

So.

13 sh

Sparrowbush, NY

Molly Berg^

Finlandia

D

Sr.

1 a, 3 sh

Hancock, MI

Meaghan Maly

Finlandia

D

FY

1 g, 2 a, 17 sh

Ortonville, MI

Halee Van de Boom

Mount Mary

D

Jr.

1 g, 8 sh

Saukville, WI

Alyssa Diaz-Tucker

UC Santa Cruz

G

FY

0.54 gaa, 52 sv

San Diego, CA

Honorable Mention: UC Santa Cruz: Tianna Knox (D), Julia Hernandez (M); Finlandia: Samantha Linteo (GK), Katie Brown (M); Pratt: Carley Klein (GK)

Player of the Year – Kirsten L'Esperance, Finlandia
Defensive Player of the Year – Daisia Knowles, Finlandia & Harper McVey, Pratt
Goalkeeper of the Year - Hannah Rose, Mount Mary
First Year Player of the Year - Karina Bulli, UC Santa Cruz & Samantha Linteo, Finlandia
Coach of Year - Lauren Nadler, UC Santa Cruz

* - Two-time All-ACAA First Team Selection
^ - Three-time All-ACAA Second Team Selection