Women's Soccer |
Feb. 11, 2007
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Seniors Becky Imhoff and Ashley Roush were named co-MVPs at the University of Cincinnati Women's Soccer banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Vernon Manor Hotel.
The award is voted on by the players and coaches. "It is so fitting that they won," said head coach Meridy Glenn. "Through thick and thin, they are soccer junkies, and it showed in how they helped lead this team."
Imhoff, a midfielder out of McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, led the Bearcats with four goals this season. All four markers were game-winners.
"Becky showed enormous endurance and perseverance," said Glenn. "She's been an amazing player was exciting to watch."
Roush, a graduate of Dublin (OH) Scioto High School anchored a backline that allowed 13 fewer goals this season than last. After missing two entire seasons due to injuries, she started 24 matches in the last two years.
"Ashley's career has been incredible," said Glenn. "You don't go through what she did and not love this team and this game."
Awarded for the first time was the Rookie of the Year award, which was given to goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski. The graduate of Noblesville (IN) High School started all 18 matches in net for the Bearcats, posted six shutouts and finishing fourth in the BIG EAST in saves.
Also given out were the Players' Award to Anna Barrett (Austin, Texas/St. Michael's Academy) and the Coaches' Award to Kate Norton (Rector, Pa./Greenburg Central Catholic).
Junior Gigi Ernst and Sophomore Kim Sykes were named co-captains for the 2007 season. Ernst and sophomore Chelsea Kindschuh will serve as the women's soccer representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
The spring season for UC opens on February 25, when the Bearcats host Wright State at Gettler Stadium at 5 p.m.
2006 TEAM AWARDS
co-MVP: Becky Imhoff
co-MVP: Ashley Roush
Rookie of the Year: Andrea Kaminski
Coaches' Award: Kate Norton
Players' Award: Anna Barrett