CLEVELAND, Ohio– A league-tying 12 members of the Ohio women's soccer team were named to the 2018 Academic All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced today (Dec. 4). This year's honorees include: Mandy Arnzen, Victoria Breeden Courtney Daugerdas, Sarina Dirrig, Bryce Hueber, Madelyn Kah, Paige Knorr, Sydney Leckie, Sydney Malham, Alivia Milesky, Rianna Reese and Jenni Santacaterina.
Bowling Green also had 12 members named to the list, followed by Northern Illinois and Toledo, who each at 11 on the squad.
Each member of the Academic All-MAC team was a vital part in helping the 2018 Ohio soccer team go 9-8-3 on the season, helping the Bobcats finish over .500 for the first time since 2009, while also finishing 6-3-2 in MAC play, securing them a top-four seed for the first time since 2009. They also helped the Bobcats pick up their first MAC Tournament victory since 2004.
Arnzen (Edgewood, Ky.), a senior defender, is a Communication Sciences and Disorders major. Arnzen finished 2018 with five shots, with two on goal, while helping Ohio anchor the defense that shut out seven teams this year. In MAC play, Arnzen recorded one shot on goal, but once again helped hold down the defense that recorded five shutouts during conference play. Arnzen also registered one goal on the season, a goal that came in the first round of the 2018 MAC Tournament, helping move Ohio to the semifinals for the first time since 2004. Arnzen was also named to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Tournament Team.
Breeden (Hudson, Ohio), a junior defender, is majoring in Nursing and finished the season having played in played in 19 games, starting in 11. This season, Breeden registered two assists and four shots on goal. As a defender, she helped anchor the defense that helped the Bobcats to seven total shutouts this season.
Daugerdas (Libertyville, Ill.), a junior forward/midfielder, is a Business Pre-Law and Finance major. Daugerdas played in 12 games for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded two shots with one on goal, while coming off of the bench the majority of the season.
Dirrig (Powell, Ohio), a sophomore midfielder, is a Communications major. Dirrig played in 19 games, starting in three, for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded four goals on nine shots on goal and recorded an assist for Ohio. Dirrig also recorded 16 shots for a .250 shot percentage and a.560 shots on goal percentage and recorded one game-winning goal for the Bobcats against Marshall.
Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio), a redshirt senior forward/midfielder, is majoring in Coaching Education and played in 19 games, starting in five, for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded one goal and one assist for three points. Hueber's lone goal of the season came on Oct. 12 at Toledo, when Hueber broke a 0-0 tie to give the Bobcats the victory. Hueber recorded 15 total shots with nine of them on goal for .600 shots on goal percentage.
Kah (Hamilton, Ohio), a junior midfielder and Marketing major, played in 20 games, starting in 19, for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded three goals and four assists for a career-high 10 points. She recorded 32 shots, with 16 of them on goal for a .500 shots on goal percentage. She also recorded one game winning goal, which came on Oct. 18 against Northern Illinois.
Knorr (Cincinnati, Ohio), a sophomore forward, is majoring in Exercise Physiology and played in 12 games for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded five shots with four on goal for a .750 shots on goal percentage. Knorr's two assists this season came against Vanderbilt and Marshall in nonconference play.
Leckie (Medina, Ohio), a junior defender majoring in Child and Family Studies, played in all 20 games, starting in 18, for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded four goals and four assists for 12 points. She also registered 46 shots with 21 shots on goal for a .429 shots on goal percentage. Leckie also recorded two game-winning goals. Her first one came on Oct. 21 against WMU, with her final one of the season coming on Oct. 28 in the Bobcats' MAC quarterfinal game against Kent State, giving them their first tournament win since 2004.
Malham (Nashville, Tenn.), a sophomore goalkeeper, is majoring in VICO-Infographics/Publications Design. Malham played in 15 games, starting all 15, for the Bobcats. Overall, she registered 64 saves for a .821 save percentage and had 14 goals against for an average of .89 in her 1419:19 minutes of play. She also recorded six shutouts on the season.
Milesky (Plain City, Ohio), a junior midfielder, is majoring in Mild-Moderate Educational Needs, played in 20 games, starting in 16, for the Bobcats. Milesky led the team with 14 points, scoring six goals and adding two assists. She took a total of 51 shots and registered 25 shots on goal during the season, while also registering two game-winning goals. In MAC play, Milesky finished with a team-leading 11 points, scoring five goals and recording one assist to go along with two game-winning goals. She registered 25 shots with 12 on goal. Milesky's first game-winning goal of the season came on Sept. 23 at Eastern Michigan. The next came on Oct. 7 at Buffalo, when in the opening minutes of overtime, Milesky was able to capitalize on a Bulls' turnover to give Ohio the pivotal victory. Milesky's most dominating game of the season came on Oct. 18 against Northern Illinois, where she scored two goals for four points, with both of her goals coming within the first five minutes of the second half. Milesky was named to the All-MAC Second Team for her accomplishments in 2018.
Reese (Liberty Township, Ohio), a senior defender, is majoring in Psychology/Bios Pre-Professional. Reese played and started all 20 games for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded three shots on goal while helping Ohio anchor the defense that shut out seven teams this year. Reese was also named to the 2018 MAC All-Tournament team for her efforts in this year's tournament.
Finally, Santacaterina (Geneva, Ill.), a sophomore midfielder, is majoring in Biological Studies. Santacaterina played all 20 games, starting in 12, for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded one goal for two points. She also recorded seven shots with three on goal for .429 shots on goal percentage.