KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Announced earlier this evening by the NSCAA, Ohio Dominican women's soccer players Jennifer Holton (Jr./Johnstown, OH), Tonya Frasik (Fr./Lebanon, OH) and Megan Wharton (Jr./Pickerington, OH) were voted to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women All-Midwest Region teams.
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Holton (left) and Frasik both garnered Second Team distinction, while Wharton collected Third Team honors. Holton finished the year with 20 points, seven goals and six assists, all team highs, and ranked in the top eight in the GLIAC in all three stats.
Frasik and Wharton (right) combined to create one of the stoutest defenses in not only the conference, but in the country as well. The 2011 GLIAC South Division Champions finished 25th nationally in shutout percentage (0.526) and 33rd in goals against average (0.753) and ranked second overall in the GLIAC in goals allowed (15), goals against average and shutouts (10), holding opponents to just one score over last 786 minutes of the season.
The all-conference second team trio accounted for the second most all-region selections by a GLIAC member, behind only National Runner-Up Grand Valley State (Mich.), while Frasik was one of just three freshmen to receive recognition
For it's off the field work, ODU was also honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year after sporting a combined 3.17 GPA. The Panthers were one of 571 programs across the country at the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and NCCAA levels to earn the accomplishment.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year.
Contact: Bryan Desch