COLUMBUS, Ohio - The accolades continued this morning for Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team as the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association announced its annual All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio teams.
Grabbing First Team nods on the 2011 Division II/NAIA All-Ohio squad was junior midfielder Jennifer Holton (Johnstown, OH) and freshman defensive midfielder Tonya Frasik (Lebanon, OH), while junior defender Megan Wharton (Pickerington, OH) collected Second Team distinction. For her work in the classroom, junior defender Shara Perry (Hilliard, OH) was selected as 2011 Division II/NAIA/NCCAA Second Team Academic All-Ohioan.
Holton (left), a two-time First Team All-Ohio and All-GLIAC Second Team recipient, led the South Division Champions with seven scores, six assists and 20 points and ranked in the top eight in the GLIAC in all three categories.
Frasik (right) and Wharton (bottom left), both all-conference second team picks this past year, were catalysts for a Panthers' defense that ranked 25th nationally in shutout percentage (0.526) and 33rd in goals against average (0.753). The backfield also finished second in the GLIAC in goals allowed (15), goals against average (0.75) and shutouts (10), holding opponents to just one score over last 786 minutes of the season, including a program record-tying six straight games in October.
Prior to the holidays, the above trio was also voted to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women All-Midwest Region squads by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Along with helping reinforce one of the more formidable defensive thirds in the region with Frasik and Wharton, Perry (right) has sported a 4.0 cumulative GPA while studying biology/exercise science. Earlier this year, she was voted a Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She was just one of three conference players, men or women, to receive Academic All-America distinction, as well as the first ODU student-athlete to earn the honor at the Division II level.
Following a 2-6-2 start, the Panthers finished the year with an overall mark of 10-6-3 and claimed the GLIAC South Division title, the school's first championship in any sport in Division II.
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