MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has announced its major awards and all-conference teams for the 2018 women's soccer season. All awards are voted on by the league's head coaches.
Dominican University's Josseline Williams earned her second consecutive NACC Offensive Player of the Year honor, while teammate Danielle Mason was named NACC Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois Institute of Technology's Jamie Griggs was tapped as this year's NACC Freshman of the Year and Dominican's Carlos Carrillo was named the league's Coach of the Year.
Williams, one of the top scorers in NCAA Division III, leads the NACC with 54 points on 25 goals and four assists on a league-best 118 shots headed into Saturday's NACC Tournament championship match. She also leads NCAA Division III with 10 game-winning goals. This season, the junior jumped from 21st to sixth place on the NACC's all-time scoring list with 150 career points and is tied for fourth on the career goals chart with 69. Williams scored multiple goals in eight games, including four against Rockford on Sept. 12 and three - with an assist - at Edgewood on Oct. 13.
Mason, Dominican's starting center back, was the anchor of a Stars back line that did not allow a goal to a NACC opponent during the regular season. A great one-on-one defender, she kept the Dominican defense organized and was a key reason the Stars have allowed just six goals through 19 games and - at one point - had a shutout streak of nearly 1,500 minutes.
Griggs was Illinois Tech's second-leading scorer behind fellow all-NACC first-teamer Katie Hoefgen (20-9-49) with 35 points on 15 goals and five assists and ranked fourth among league players in both points and goals. She converted on nearly half (15-of-32) of her shots on goal.
Carrillo, in his fifth season at the helm, was recognized by his peers after guiding the Stars to a 17-2-0 mark overall (through Oct. 30) and an unblemished 11-0-0 record in the NACC to capture the program's first regular-season crown. This is Carrillo's second NACC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year honor. He was also recognized in 2014.
Dominican placed the maximum eight selections on the All-NACC women's soccer teams, including seven on the first team. Illinois Tech followed with six all-league honorees split evenly between the first and second teams, while MSOE had five, Concordia Wisconsin had three, Benedictine and Marian had two and Aurora and Wisconsin Lutheran had one apiece.
|2018 All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Team|
|Offensive Player of the Year - Josseline Williams, Dominican|
|Defensive Player of the Year - Danielle Mason, Dominican|
|Freshman of the Year - Jamie Griggs, Illinois Tech|
|Coach of the Year - Carlos Carrillo, Dominican|
|Pos.||First Team||School||Yr.||Hometown||High School|
|GK||Abbey Brown||Dominican||So.||Huntley, Ill.||Huntley|
|D||Gabby Green||Dominican||Fr.||Novi, Mich.||St. Catherine of Siena|
|D||Danielle Mason||Dominican||Fr.||Noblesville, Ind.||St. Theodore Guerin Catholic|
|D||Madison Harris||Illinois Tech||Jr.||Franklin, Wis.||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|D||Jessica Jefferson||MSOE||Fr.||Aurora, Colo.||Eaglecrest|
|MF||Shannon Carroll||Concordia Wisconsin||Jr.||Mundelein, Ill.||Mundelein|
|MF||Leah Kostos||Dominican||So.||Racine, Wis.||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|MF||Tania Paez||Dominican||Sr.||Berwyn, Ill.||Morton West|
|MF||Jamie Griggs||Illinois Tech||Fr.||Lancaster, Calif.||Eastside|
|MF||Helen Joyce||Wisconsin Lutheran||Sr.||De Pere, Wis.||Fox Valley Lutheran|
|F||Holli Cochran||Dominican||Fr.||West Jordan, Utah||Copper Hills|
|F||Josseline Williams||Dominican||Jr.||Kaysville, Utah||Davis|
|F||Katie Hoefgen||Illinois Tech||Sr.||Wauwatosa, Wis.||Wauwatosa East|
|F||Jill Ruark||MSOE||Fr.||Oshkosh, Wis.||Oshkosh West|
|Pos.||Second Team||School||Yr.||Hometown||High School|
|GK||Cassidy Henson||Benedictine||Jr.||Lockport, Ill.||Lockport Township|
|D||Ashley Johnson||Concordia Wisconsin||Sr.||Chesterfield, Mich.||L'Anse Creuse North|
|D||Maggie McClure||Dominican||So.||Yucaipa, Calif.||Yucaipa|
|D||Julia Honda||Illinois Tech||Fr.||San Diego, Calif.||San Dieguito|
|D||Shelby Namen||MSOE||Sr.||Anchorage, Alaska||Robert Service|
|MF||Alexis Abelove||Aurora||Jr.||Tustin, Calif.||Beckman|
|MF||Kirsten Robinson||Illinois Tech||Sr.||Newcastle, Calif.||Del Oro|
|MF||Reilly Louko||Marian||Sr.||Fond du Lac, Wis.||Oakfield|
|MF||Gracie Horton||MSOE||So.||San Diego, Calif.||Westview|
|MF||Jeray Riffel||MSOE||Jr.||Kewaskum, Wis.||Kewaskum|
|F||Abbie Graham||Benedictine||Jr.||Silvis, Ill.||United Township|
|F||Alexandra Tomich||Concordia Wisconsin||So.||Mission Viejo, Calif.||San Juan Hills|
|F||Julia Taliana||Illinois Tech||So.||Carlsbad, Calif.||Carlsbad|
|F||Olivia Meerdink||Marian||Fr.||Oostburg, Wis.||Oostburg|
|Pos.||Honorable Mention||School||Yr.||Hometown||High School|
|D||Kelsey King||Aurora||Sr.||Santa Ana, Calif.||Tustin|
|F||Giselle Torres||Aurora||Fr.||Oswego, Ill.||Oswego|
|D||Krista Pojero||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Neptune, N.J.||Neptune|
|GK||Madeline Kroll||Concordia Chicago||Sr.||Geneva, Ill.||Geneva|
|F||Nicole Ciesielczyk||Concordia Wisconsin||Sr.||Waukesha, Wis.||Pewaukee|
|D||Josie Dombrowski||Concordia Wisconsin||Jr.||Bartlett, Ill.||Bartlett|
|GK||Grace Wildeboer||Edgewood||So.||Grand Rapids, Mich.||Northview|
|GK||Catherine Klemp||Illinois Tech||Fr.||Broomfield, Colo.||Broomfield|
|D||Katherine Nishimoto||Illinois Tech||Sr.||Lancaster, Calif.||Lancaster|