Four members of the Wright State women's soccer team were honored as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards on Monday.
Sophomore forward Aaliyah Patten was selected to the First Team, junior midfielder Niki Romero and senior goalkeeper Katie Ruff were each named to the Second Team and defender Andrea Gomez was chosen to the All-Freshman Team.
Patten (Fairborn, OH/Fairborn) is tied for fourth in the league in shots with 46 as she leads the squad with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists). Part of the All-Freshman Team last season, her four goals in 2016 came against Belmont, Cleveland State, Valparaiso and Oakland while her four assists were versus Ohio State, Green Bay, Cleveland State and Youngstown State.
Romero (Las Vegas, NV/West), a First Team All-League selection in 2015, scored a goal at Ohio State and Lipscomb. She is also tied for the team lead in assists with four versus Belmont, Green Bay, Youngstown State and Northern Kentucky.
Ruff (Colorado Springs, CO/Rampart) is second in the league with 84 saves and is tied for second with four shutouts against Saint Francis (PA), Fort Wayne, Detroit Mercy and Cleveland State. She was named the league Defensive Player of the Week on September 6, October 3 and October 10.
Gomez (Loveland, OH/Loveland) was a key part of the Raider defense that posted four shutouts on the season. She also recorded seven shots, including two against Northern Kentucky.Wright State (6-10-2, 4-4-1 Horizon) opens Horizon League Tournament play on Monday night as the #6 seed Raiders travel to #3 Northern Kentucky in first round action starting at 7:00. The semifinals and finals will be held in Milwaukee on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The following is the 2016 women's soccer All-Horizon League teams:
FIRST TEAM ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE
|Macy Hamblin||Northern Kentucky||Jr.||F|
|Anna Mindling||Detroit Mercy||Sr.||F|
|Aaliyah Patten||Wright State||So.||F|
|Jessica Frey||Northern Kentucky||Jr.||F|
|Rachel DeLuca||Detroit Mercy||Jr.||D|
|Marina Manzo||Detroit Mercy||Jr.||GK|
SECOND TEAM ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE
|Kaila Sargema||Cleveland State||Sr.||F|
|Niki Romero||Wright State||Jr.||M|
|Marissa Martin||Youngstown State||Jr.||F|
|Phylisha Drayton||Detroit Mercy||Jr.||M|
|Katie Schulz||Green Bay||Sr.||D|
|Katelyn Newton||Northern Kentucky||Sr.||M|
|Katie Ruff||Wright State||Sr.||GK|
HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
|Andrea Gomez||Wright State||D|
|Alyssa Barnes||Green Bay||M|
|Casey Couturier||Detroit Mercy||M|
|Larsen Murvin||Youngstown State||D|
|Ally Perkins||Northern Kentucky||M|
Player of the Year: Macy Hamblin, Jr., F, Northern Kentucky
Offensive Player of the Year: Macy Hamblin, Jr., F, Northern Kentucky
Defensive Player of the Year: Rachel DeLuca, Jr., D, Detroit Mercy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Marina Manzo, Jr., Detroit Mercy
Freshman of the Year: McKaela Schmelzer, F, Milwaukee
Coach of the Year: Troy Fabiano, Milwaukee