9 earn MIAA honors for women’s soccer


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State had nine players named to the All-MIAA Women’s Soccer team for the 2022 season on Wednesday (Oct. 26). The Tigers had one first-team selection, two second-team selections, three third-team selections, and three honorable mention picks. The nine honorees matches the second-most for a season in program history.

Earning All-MIAA selections for the Tigers this year are Reilly MaddenIsabel RobbenHannah MaresKatie PuchinoEmily HutchingsSullivan KellyBritney ArnesonRyan McCabe, and Emily Reitz.

Reilly Madden is the lone first-team selection for the Tigers, one of the conference’s elite defenders. She is now a two-time All-MIAA selection after third-team honors in 2021. Madden is a pillar of endurance for the Tigers, the only non-goalkeeper on the entire All-MIAA team to play all 1,620 minutes possible this season. She has helped FHSU to the fewest goals allowed among MIAA teams with just eight for the season, and FHSU ranks 10th in the nation in goals against average (0.44). She has helped the Tigers to 11 shutouts as a team this year, the fifth-most in the nation at this point. Even with being an anchor among the Tiger defense at center back, she still provided crucial moments of offense for the Tigers notching two goals and two assists during the regular season.

Isabel Robben earned a second-team selection at goalkeeper. She has been one of the top goalkeepers in the conference and nation with a .448 goals-against average that ranks 13th nationally and .877 save percentage that ranks 18th nationally. She has the best marks in both categories among MIAA goalkeepers that have played in all conference contests (11) and all contests overall (18) this season. She has played all but 11 minutes this season and has 10 individual shutouts along with a combined shutout in the non-conference match when she rested for the final 11 minutes. She played all 990 minutes possible in conference play, joining Raegan Wells of Washburn and Keeley Kroonenberg of Missouri Western as the only other All-MIAA keepers to do so.

Hannah Mares earned a second-team selection at forward. She leads the Tigers in goals with seven and points with 15 entering postseason play. She is tied for seventh in goals scored in the MIAA, and tied for fifth-most game-winning goals in the conference with three. She also leads the Tigers in shots (36) and shots on goal (20) for the season.

Katie Puchino earned a third-team selection at defender. She is now a two-time all-conference selection after earning a selection at UC-Colorado Springs last year. The graduate transfer has been a tremendous addition to the Tigers. She opted to play one more year with eligibility from the COVID season still in hand after helping UCCS to four RMAC titles (three regular season, one tournament) and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She has been instrumental in making the Tigers one of the elite defensive teams in the nation, complementing Madden in the other center back position. Puchino also has one goal for the season, a key equalizer in the draw with nationally ranked Central Missouri. She has played 1,615 of the 1,620 minutes possible for the season, only missing five minutes of action due to a brief injury sustained before returning for the remainder of that contest.

Emily Hutchings earned the second All-MIAA selection of her career with a third-team nod at midfielder. She was a second-team selection last year. Serving as one of the team’s captains and a steadying presence on the field for the Tigers, Hutchings has played the most minutes among any midfielder on the All-MIAA team with 1,566, and the most minutes in MIAA-only contests among the group (960). Hutchings has three assists for the season entering postseason play, which is tied for the team lead.

Sullivan Kelly received a third-team selection as a forward. She is tied for the second-most points on the team with nine, notching three goals and three assists this season. Her three goals ranks third on the team and the three assists is tied with Hutchings for the team lead.

Britney Arneson received an honorable mention selection at midfielder. She has five points for the season with two goals and one assist. She has one game-winning goal to her credit as well.

Ryan McCabe also received an honorable mention selection at midfielder. She has started all 18 contests for the Tigers this season and has 1,009 minutes of time logged on the pitch.

Emily Reitz received an honorable mention selection at defender. Reitz has played 1,458 minutes on the pitch this season, fourth most on the team, starting all 17 matches she played in. She has also been key in the Tigers holding the best goals against average in the MIAA.

Below is the 2022 All-MIAA Women’s Soccer Team

2022 All-MIAA Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Julia Kristensen – Central Missouri, R-Fr.
Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Letycia Bonifacio – Northwest Missouri, Sr.
Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Joanie Westcoat – Emporia State, Sr.
Goalkeeper of the Year – Lily Ellis – Northwest Missouri, R-Fr.
Freshman of the Year – Julia Kristensen – Central Missouri
Coach of the Year – Lewis Theobald – Central Missouri

All-MIAA First-Team 
Goalkeeper – Lily Ellis – Northwest Missouri, Fr.
Defender – Letycia Bonifacio – Northwest Missouri, Sr.
Defender – Lindsay Edmonds – Central Missouri, R-Jr.
Defender – Reilly Madden – Fort Hays State, Sr.
Defender – Joanie Westcoat – Emporia State, Sr.
Midfielder – Caroline Cole – Central Missouri, R-So.
Midfielder – Myka Hiembach – Northeastern State, Jr.
Midfielder – Hannah Woolery – Emporia State, Sr.
*Forward- Mackenzie Dimarco – Emporia State, Sr.
*Forward- Julia Kristensen – Central Missouri, R-Fr.
Forward- Kaylie Rock – Northwest Missouri, Jr.
Forward- Khloe Schuckman – Washburn, So.
*Indicates unanimous selection

All-MIAA Second-Team
Goalkeeper – Isabel Robben – Fort Hays State, Jr.
Defender – Kloee Grubb – Central Missouri, R-Fr.
Defender – Emily Michaelis – Washburn, Sr.
Defender – Maria Stephens – Newman, Sr.
Midfielder – Aislinn Hughes – Emporia State, Gr.
Midfielder – Monika McGee – Central Oklahoma, Jr.
Midfielder – Andree Orcutt – Central Missouri, R-So.
Forward – Kaili Campbell – Missouri Western, Sr.
Forward – Adell Gore – Northwest Missouri, So.
Forward – Amaya Grace – Central Oklahoma, Jr.
Forward – Madilyn Hamline – Central Missouri, R-Fr.
Forward – Hannah Mares – Fort Hays State, Jr.

All-MIAA Third-Team
Goalkeeper – Caroline Faulkner – Central Oklahoma, So.
Defender – Evelyn Daly – Missouri Western, Sr.
Defender – Kamari Jefferson – Northeastern State, Jr.
Defender – Katie Puchino – Fort Hays State, Gr.
Defender – Kylee Wickersham – Central Oklahoma, So.
Midfielder – Emily Hutchings – Fort Hays State, Jr.
Midfielder – Eden Jones – Central Oklahoma, Jr.
Midfielder – Belle Kennedy – Washburn, Fr.
Midfielder – Hannah Stirling – Northwest Missouri, So.
Forward – Sullivan Kelly – Fort Hays State, Jr.
Forward – Payton Lieb – Northeastern State, Sr.
Forward – Madison Linavong – Central Oklahoma, So.

All-MIAA Honorable Mention
Central Missouri: Molly Ricker – Defender

Central Oklahoma: Kassidy Collins – Defender; Avery Holland – Defender

Emporia State: Abby Bachman – Defender

Fort Hays State:Britney Arneson – Midfielder; Ryan McCabe – Midfielder; Emily Reitz – Defender

Missouri Southern: Ashley Koepp – Forward; Ashlyn Stigall – Midfielder; Maya Greenquist – Midfielder; Sofia Fatino – Defender; Lilly Doneghue – Goalkeeper; Riley Laver – Goalkeeper

Missouri Western: Elisabeth Pujado – Forward; Brianna Davis – Midfielder; Elizabeth Musilek – Defender; Keeley Kroonenberg – Goalkeeper

Nebraska Kearney: Emma Middleton – Forward; Cammie Davie – Midfielder; Dolcie Hanlon – Defender; Raegan Downham – Defender

Newman: Maylani Birckbichler – Midfielder

Northwest Missouri: Sophie Cissell – Forward; Lucia Fernandez – Midfielder; Sydney Mueller – Defender; Ashton Dain – Defender

Rogers State: Vanessa Gonzalez – Forward; Maggie Brown – Midfielder; Hailey Gunn – Midfielder; Sarah Ovalle – Midfielder; Andrea Egerer – Defender

Washburn: Viviana Soto-Herrera – Midfielder; Carlee Thompson – Defender; Raegan Wells – Goalkeeper

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