Ohio Dominican University's Women's Soccer Team Earns Postseason Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Ohio Dominican University's (ODU's) women's soccer team picked up more postseason awards as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honored senior midfielder Jennifer Holton (Johnstown, Ohio) and freshman Lauren Pratt (West Chester, Ohio) with recognition on the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women All-Midwest Region squads.
Holton was voted to the Second Team, while Pratt nabbed Third Team honors. Holton, an All-GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Second Team choice, started in 18 games and played in all 19 for the Panthers. She tied for second on the team with six Panther goals. For her career, Holton totaled 25 goals, 19 assists and 69 points. The selection is her second.
Pratt, a third team All-Region pick, was voted as the GLIAC's Freshman of the Year. She competed in all 19 games with 17 starts. Pratt was the Panther frontrunner in goals with right, four of which were game winners. She led all freshmen in the conference with goals scored and became the first ODU Panther to win GLIAC Player of the Week honors for the women's team.
NSCAA is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. Since its founding in 1941, it 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.
ODU is a full member of the NCAA Division II and a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The University sponsors 18 varsity sports, including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, as well as men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field, both indoor and outdoor.
Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.