RHIT’s Annmarie Stanley Named HCAC Women’s Soccer MVP

GREENWOOD, IN - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Annmarie Stanley (Warrenville, Ill./Rosary) has been named the 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer Most Valuable Player. The junior forward helped guide the Engineers to the school's second HCAC championship and earn the top seed in the conference tournament.  Stanley joins Jennifer Gordon (2007) and Jessica Farmer (2003) as Rose-Hulman women's soccer players to earn league Player of the Year accolades. 

Stanley was a leader for the Engineer squad all season long and totaled 11 points for the Rose-Hulman offense.  The junior led the team with seven assists this season and added two goals during the campaign.  She also earned a spot on the ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District team for the second straight season for her efforts.  

The HCAC has also announced the 2009 Freshman of the Year.  Hanover's Kaitlin McCulloch (Florence, Ky./Boone Co.) earned the award for her efforts during her first season as a Panther.  McCullough helped anchor a Hanover defense that allowed only nine goals during regular season play, posted 11 shutouts, and held its opponents to a 0.52 goals against average.  The freshman netted one goal during her first season, helping the Panthers to a 7-1 conference record and a share of the conference championship. 

Hanover head coach Jim Watts has been named the 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.  Watts led the Panthers to a 13-5-1 overall record and a 7-1 record in conference play, claiming a share of their third conference championship.  Hanover fell to Transylvania in the conference tournament championship, missing a berth to the NCAA tournament.  This is coach Watts' first Coach of the Year honor. 

Joining Stanley and McCulloch on the All-HCAC team are Bluffton University's Kourtney Lewis (So., Arlington, Ohio), Franklin College's Abbie Goss (Fr., Martinsville, Ind.), Hanover College's Christa Hurak (Fr., Lexington, Ky.), Olivia Selm (So., Zionsville, Ind.), Kelly McRoberts (Fr., Louisville, Ky.), and Abbey Schmahl (So., Aurora, Ind.), Manchester College's Paige Koomler (Sr., Ft. Wayne, Ind.), Mount St. Joseph's Andrea Caldwell (So., Cincinnati, Ohio), Jessica Pykosz (Fr., Milford, Ohio), and Laurie Neumann (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio), Rose-Hulman's Molly Richardson (Jr., Orange Park, Fla.) and Eli Baca (Jr., Santa Fe, N.M.), and Transylvania University's Katie Kelly (Sr., Lexington, Ky.), Kate McKelway (Sr., Lexington, Ky.), and Cori Hickman (Jr., Newark, Ohio). 

Second-team All-HCAC selections are listed below. 

Most Valuable Player: Annmarie Stanley, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

Freshman of the Year: Kaitlin McCulloch, Hanover College 

Coach of the Year: Jim Watts, Hanover College 

All-HCAC

Kourtney Lewis

Bluffton

Sophomore

Forward

Arlington, Ohio

Abbie Goss

Franklin

Freshman

Midfield

Martinsville, Ind.

Christa Hurak

Hanover

Freshman

Forward

Lexington, Ky.

Olivia Selm

Hanover

Sophomore

Forward

Zionsville, Ind.

Kelly McRoberts

Hanover

Freshman

Midfield

Louisville, Ky.

Kaitlin McCulloch

Hanover

Freshman

Back

Florence, Ky.

Abbey Schmahl

Hanover

Sophomore

Back

Aurora, Ind.

Paige Koomler

Manchester

Senior

Forward

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Andrea Caldwell

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

Forward

Cincinnati, Ohio

Jessica Pykosz

Mount St. Joseph

Freshman

Midfield

Milford, Ohio

Laurie Neumann

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

Back

Cincinnati, Ohio

Molly Richardson

Rose-Hulman

Junior

Forward

Orange Park, Fla.

Annmarie Stanley

Rose-Hulman

Junior

Forward

Warrenville, Ill.

Eli Baca

Rose-Hulman

Junior

Back

Santa Fe, N.M.

Katie Kelly

Transylvania

Senior

Midfield

Lexington, Ky.

Kate McKelway

Transylvania

Senior

Back

Lexington, Ky.

Cori Hickman

Transylvania

Junior

Goalkeeper

Newark, Ohio

 

Second Team All-HCAC

Katie Rocholl

Anderson

Sophomore

Back

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Carlie Clark

Anderson

Senior

Midfield

Columbus, Ohio

Lyndsay Nelson

Bluffton

Sophomore

Back

St. Marys, Ohio

Maddie Moore

Bluffton

Freshman

Midfield

Linn Grove, Ind.

Kelly Coble

Defiance

Junior

Goalkeeper

Cloverdale, Ohio

Katie Heitkamp

Defiance

Freshman

Back

St. Marys, Ohio

Courtney Harth

Franklin

Freshman

Midfield

Crown Point, Ind.

Jena Elder

Franklin

Junior

Midfield

Rising Sun, Ind.

Jayme Carney

Hanover

Freshman

Goalkeeper

Bloomington, Ind.

Lindsey Jump

Hanover

Junior

Forward

Columbus, Ohio

Blaine Bishop

Hanover

Sophomore

Midfield

Pendleton, Ind.

Kaitlin Hutchinson

Manchester

Junior

Back

South Bend, Ind.

Laura Jenkins

Manchester

Freshman

Midfield

Sellersburg, Ind.

Shannon Nortman

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

Back

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ashley Maynard

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

Midfield

Milford, Ohio

Caroline Andersen

Rose-Hulman

Junior

Back

North Manchester, Ind.

Gloria Boxell

Rose-Hulman

Freshman

Back

Zionsville, Ind.

Julie Brennan

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Indianapolis, Ind.

Kristin Tenhundfeld

Transylvania

Junior

Back

West Chester, Ohio

Whitney Price

Transylvania

Senior

Midfield

Marietta, Ohio