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Nordness Earns All-BIG EAST Nod
Nordness earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST Third Team.

Nordness earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST Third Team.

Nov. 1, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn. – One day before the BIG EAST Conference Tournament semifinals are set to commence, the league announced the 2012 BIG EAST women’s soccer postseason honors as voting on by BIG EAST coaches. After anchoring a strong Blue Demon backline, DePaul junior defender Kylie Nordness earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST Third Team.

Nordness is DePaul’s lone representative from a defensive corps that posted nine shutouts and allowed one goal or fewer in 16 of its 21 matches. It is the second straight season a Blue Demon earned a spot on the third team after Morgan Celaya picked up the honor last season.

The junior’s vigilance and endurance allowed her to start all 21 matches for the Blue Demons in the 2012 season. Her resilience was evident in the fact that she did not miss a single minute of BIG EAST play, a league schedule that resulted in four overtime contests.

Following the announcement of the awards, DePaul head coach Erin Chastain praised her junior center-back.

“Kylie had an outstanding season for our team and is very deserving of this honor,” she noted.“I would put Kylie up against any player in the country and am so excited to watch her continue to excel in our program.”

On a backline that included sophomores Sarah Gorden and Rachel Pitman along with graduating senior Ren Stoecklin, DePaul was a force on defense, allowing just 0.86 goals per game.

“We praised our defending all year,” Chastain continued. “And although I am disappointed that a couple of our other defenders weren't also recognized along with Kylie, I couldn't be more proud of her."

Earlier this season, Nordness picked up a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll for her strong defensive efforts against Saint Louis and Pittsburgh.

Georgetown sophomore Daphne Corboz earned the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year honors, Ally Miller of Marquette was named Defensive Player of the Year, Louisville’s Charlyn Corral was named Midfielder of the Year, Brittany Anghel from Syracuse earned recognition as the league’s top goal, and Cari Roccaro of Notre Dame earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Georgetown’s Dave Nolan was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year while his squad earned the Team Fair Play Award.

Complete BIG EAST Conference Release

2012 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Major Award Winners
BIG EAST Offensive Players of the Year
Daphne Corboz, Georgetown, So., M
 
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., D
 
BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year
Charlyn Corral, Louisville, Jr., F
 
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
Brittany Anghel, Syracuse, Jr., GK
 
BIG EAST Rookie of the Year
Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame, Fr., M
 
BIG EAST Coach of the Year
Dave Nolan, Georgetown
 
Team Fair Play Award
Georgetown University
 
2012 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Brittany Anghel, Syracuse, Jr., GK
Rachel Brown, Marquette, Sr., F/M
*Daphne Corboz, Georgetown, So., M
Charlyn Corral, Louisville, Jr., F
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers, R-Jr., F
Maegan Kelly, Marquette, Jr., F
Emily Menges, Georgetown, Jr., D
Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., D
Taylor Patterson, USF, Sr., M
Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame, Fr., D/F/M
Danielle Schulmann, Connecticut, Sr., F
 
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Kaitlin Brenn, Georgetown, Jr., F
Taylor Houck, Villanova, Jr., D
Hayley Katkowski, Rutgers, Fr., M
Mandy Laddish, Notre Dame, Jr., M
Alyscha Mottershead, Syracuse, Sr., M
Emma Newins, Georgetown, R-Fr., GK
Jenna Roncarati, Providence, Sr., D
Heidi Sabatura, Villanova, Sr., F
Rachael Sloan, Marquette, Sr., F
Crystal Thomas, Notre Dame, Fr., F
Angelika Uremovich, Louisville, Jr., M
 
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM^
Amanda Engel, Marquette, Fr., GK
Christine Exeter, Louisville, Jr., F
Emily Jacobson, Marquette, Jr., D
Chloe Kiefer, Louisville, Sr., GK
Jami Kranich, Villanova, Jr., GK
Taylor Madigan, Marquette, Jr., M
Amy Marron, St. John’s, Jr., D
Katie Naughton, Notre Dame, Fr., D
Kylie Nordness, DePaul, Jr., D
Sharla Passariello, USF, Jr., F
Andrea Plucenik, Connecticut, R-Fr., F
Jennifer Skogerboe, Connecticut, Jr., M
 
ALL-BIG EAST ROOKIE TEAM^
Olivia Chance, USF, Fr., M
Emily Damstrom, Villanova, Fr., M
Amanda Engel, Marquette, Fr., GK
Jackie Firenze, Syracuse, Fr., M
Hayley Katkowski, Rutgers, Fr., M
Katie Naughton, Notre Dame, Fr., D
Emma Newins, Georgetown, R-Fr., GK
Marina Paul, Georgetown, Fr., M
Andrea Plucenik, Connecticut, R-Fr., F
Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame, Fr., M
Crystal Thomas, Notre Dame, Fr., F
Catherine Zimmerman, Providence, Fr., F
 
* indicates a unanimous selection
^Due to a tie in voting, an extra member was added