CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio soccer team (11-8-1) were named to 2019 All-Mid-American Conference Teams, the league announced today (Nov. 7). Senior Alivia Milesky and sophomore Abby Townsend were named All-MAC Second Team, senior Victoria Breeden earned All-MAC Second Team honors, while freshman Maddie Young was named to the MAC All-Freshman squad.
"I am so proud of our team and the culture that the players have worked so hard for," head coach Aaron Rodgers said. "The players work tirelessly to make sure to push each other to be her very best. We have many talented players in this group and thrilled that some of them have been recognized for their performances. These awards are a pure reflection of the work that all of our players do for each other day in and day out."
This is the third time Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) has earned All-MAC honors, and the first time she has earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team. This season, the midfielder has played in all 20 games for Ohio, starting all of them. She leads the Bobcats with eight goals and 22 points. This season, Milesky registered 51 total shots, with 24 of them on goal for a .471 shots on goal percentage. She has also recorded two game-winning goals. She has recorded a point in 11 games this season, while registering nine multi-point games.
In MAC play, Milesky has scored four goals and four assists for 12 points. She has recorded 25 shots with 13 of them on goal for a .520 shots on goal percentage. Milesky is currently tied for fifth all-time in Ohio history with 20 career goals. She also sits sixth all-time in career points with 53.
This is the first time Townsend (Powell, Ohio) has earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team. In her second season with Ohio, Townsend led the Bobcats with 11 assists. She also added five goals and 21 total points, while recording 64 total shots with 35 of them on goal for a .538 shots on goal percentage. The forward's 11 assists in a season tie her for the most assists in a single season. The last time a Bobcat recorded 11 assists in a single season was in 2002.
In conference play, Townsend has scored four goals and recorded six assists for 14 total points in 11 games. She has recorded one game-winning goal and has 19 shots on goal for a .500 shots on goal percentage. On Oct. 24 at Miami, Townsend was a force, scoring two goals and recording two assists for six total points. With that game, Townsend became the second Bobcat this season and the third in program history to score six points in a game. She also became the first Bobcat to do so in a MAC game since 2002.
This is the first time that Breeden (Hudson, Ohio) has earned a spot on the All-MAC Second Team. This season, the defender has played and started all 20 games for the Bobcats. Overall, she has registered five shots with three of them on goal for a .600 shots on goal percentage. Her efforts have helped Ohio to five shutouts over the course of the season, including three in MAC play. The last shutout coming in Ohio's 2-0 MAC Quarterfinals victory over Western Michigan on Nov. 3.
This is the fifth-straight year that the Bobcats have has someone on the MAC All-Freshman Team. Young (Cincinnati, Ohio) finished her first year in the Green and White playing in all 20 games, while making seven starts. The forward scored five goals and registered four assists for 14 points for the Bobcats over the course of the season. She also registered 25 shots with 14 of them on goal for a .560 shots on goal percentage. In MAC play, Young scored three goals and recorded three assists for nine points, while also scoring the game-winning goal at Northern Illinois on Sept. 27 in the Bobcats' 2-1 victory.
Up next, the Bobcats continue play in the 2019 MAC Tournament when the No. 6 Bobcats take on No. 7 Eastern Michigan on Friday, Nov. 8. First touch is set for 7 p.m. at the Cochrane Soccer Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio.