Eight Tigers named to All-MIAA Women’s Soccer Team

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Fort Hays State had eight selections to the 2014 All-MIAA Women’s Soccer teams, announced Wednesday, Nov. 5 by the conference office. Mallory Diederich and Hailey Davey led the way as First Team selections while Hannah Smith had a Second Team nod.  Kristen Thompson, Jamie Babyak and Kelsey Steffens were Third Team picks as Gabrielle Makatura and Kylee Loneker grabbed honorable mention honors.

Eight All-MIAA selections is an all-time high for the FHSU Soccer Program, and this marks the first time the Tigers have had a First Team selection in school history.  FHSU closed out the regular season at 12-4-2 (10-2-2 MIAA), its best regular season finish since the program’s inception.

Diederich has played every minute for the Tigers in 2014, totaling 1,690 minutes in 18 starts.  A native of Topeka, Kan., scored three goals in the regular season with two assists.  A junior center back for the Tigers defense, Diederich is tied for fourth on the team with eight points.  This is the first career All-MIAA award for Diederich.

Davey has put together one of the most successful seasons in FHSU history in 2014, tying the school record for single-season assists (10) and game-winning goals (four) while breaking the record for assists in a single game, assisting in three goals on two separate occasions (at Sioux Falls, vs Northwest Missouri State).  A senior outside forward, she leads the team with 20 points (tied second most all-time at FHSU) and has scored five goals this year.  From Evergreen, Colo., Davey has started all 18 matches for the Tigers, earning her first career All-MIAA honor.

Smith, a defensive midfielder, is third on the team with 1,365 minutes played and has started all 18 games in the Tiger backfield.  Smith is a key components in a Tiger defense that has allowed just 12 goals for the year, posting a school record 10 shutouts.  Smith scored the game-winner at Emporia State earlier this season, and has one assist.  A sophomore from Garland, Texas, this is the first All-MIAA award for Smith.

Thompson picked up her first career All-MIAA honor as a redshirt freshman, starting all 18 matches and playing every minute (1,690) between the pipes.  Thompson set the school record for individual shutouts (10) and has 83 saves for the year.  Her 0.64 goals against average currently ranks first among FHSU goalkeepers all-time.  From Manhattan, Kan., she has posted a 12-4-2 record in net for the regular season.

Babyak sits as one of the top performers for the Tiger defense this season, helping anchor a back line that has shut out opponents a school record 10 times.  Babyak, a senior center back, is part of a defense that has given up just 85 shots on goal this season, allowing 10.2 shots per game.  She has started every game for the Tigers over the last four years and last earned All-MIAA honors in 2011 (Honorable Mention).

Steffens is the lone freshman representing the Tigers for All-MIAA selections after leading the team in goals (seven) for 2014.  An outside forward, Steffens ranks second on the squad with 19 points and five assists.  She hit game-winners twice this season for FHSU, against Northeastern State and Missouri Western.  Steffens appeared in all 18 games for the Tigers this season, posting a team-leading .778 shots on goal percentage, putting 14 of her 18 shots for the season on goal.

Makatura logged over 1,000 minutes for the third consecutive year as a member of the FHSU defense, starting 15 of her 16 appearances.  Makatura assisted in two goals on the year, and was part of a defense that allowed just six assists for the season.  A junior outside back, this is her first career All-MIAA award.

Loneker played in all 18 games for FHSU this season, starting 17 as an attacking center mid.  A junior, Loneker has two goals and four assists for the season, tied for second on the team in total points (eight).  Loneker had 14 shots on goal for the year while playing over 1,200 minutes on the field, grabbing her first career All-MIAA honors.

The Tigers host a MIAA Tournament First Round contest this Wednesday (Nov. 5) at 6 p.m., hosting Missouri Western with hopes of advancing to Olathe, Kan. for the semifinal and final rounds of the tournament this weekend.

The complete 2014 All-MIAA Women’s Soccer Teams are below…

2014 ALL-MIAA SOCCER TEAM
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Karla Jamison, F, Southwest Baptist

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Emily Eldridge, D, Central Missouri

CO-GOALKEEPERS OF THE YEAR
Ana Dilkes, GK, Central Missouri
Yadira Rivera, GK, Emporia State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Whitney Snow, MF, Southwest Baptist

COACH OF THE YEAR
Lewis Theobald, Central Missouri

FIRST TEAM
GK: Ana Dilkes, Fr., Central Missouri^
GK: Yadira Rivera, So., Emporia State^
D: Emily Eldridge, So., Central Missouri**#
D: Quinn Tookey, Jr., Central Oklahoma#
D: Abby Rhodes, So., Central Missouri#
D: Mallory Diederich, Jr., Fort Hays State#
MF: Taylor Thompson, Fr., Central Missouri
MF: Kate Jamison, Jr., Southwest Baptist
MF: Nicole Pond, Jr., Central Missouri
F: Karla Jamison, Jr., Southwest Baptist**
F: Julie Ireland, Jr., Central Missouri**
F: Hailey Davey, Sr., Fort Hays State
**Unanimous Selection

SECOND TEAM
GK: Sarah Lyle, So., Missouri Western
D: Ronise Miller, Fr., Missouri Southern
D: Taylor Gant, So., Missouri Western
D: Amy Bolton, So., Southwest Baptist
MF: Whitney Snow, Fr., Southwest Baptist
MF: Kate Foran, Sr., Central Oklahoma
MF: Hannah Smith, So., Fort Hays State
MF: Alex Yockey, Fr., Central Missouri
MF: Ali Skogrand, Sr., Southwest Baptist
F: Hannah Pyle, So, Central Missouri
F: Lexi Carroll, Fr., Central Oklahoma
F: Montanna Hosterman, Jr., Nebraska-Kearney
F: Tara Russell, Sr., Missouri Western
F: Elin Hammar, So., Southwest Baptist
Results reflect tie in voting

THIRD TEAM
GK: Kristen Thompson, Fr., Fort Hays State
GK: Cheyenne Forshey, Jr. Southwest Baptist
D: Baylie Edwards, Fr., Central Missouri
D: Jamie Babyak, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: Sydney Andrews, Jr., Missouri Western
D: Emily Burch, Jr., Northeastern State
MF: Emily Precure, Jr., Central Oklahoma
MF: Molly White, So., Lindenwood
MF: McKenzie Musella, Jr., Northeastern
F: Kelsey Steffens, Fr., Fort Hays State
F: Grace Linton, Fr., Emporia State
F: Taylor Schmidt, Jr., Southwest Baptist

HONORABLE MENTION
Central Missouri: Mikala Modiri, MF; Megan Woolley, MF.
Central Oklahoma: Kenzie Sublett, D; Kenna Dyess, MF.
Emporia State: Shannon Thomas, D; Amelie Heun, MF.
Fort Hays State: Gabrielle Makatura, D; Kylee Loneker, MF.
Lindenwood: Miranda Huebner, D; Jackie Lindner, D; Kristin Brewer, MF; Becky Roberts, F.
Missouri Southern: Carly Cecil, D; Karly Thomas, F.
Missouri Western: Paige Phipps, D; K.C. Ramsell, MF.
Nebraska-Kearney: Kadie Walaszczyk, D; Kristyn Otter, D; Lauren Hoeft, D.
Northeastern State: Jordan Woodruff, GK; Rachel Gleason, D; Melissa Giles, F.
Northwest Missouri: Ashley Malloy, GK; Katelyn Lindsey, D; Elizabeth Lee, MF.
Washburn: Hailey Ruder, D; Cadence Bourne, MF.

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