December 6, 2013

Hanover College's Rachel Alvis Snares All-American Honor From NSCAA

Release courtesy of Hanover College

2013 NSCAA All-American Team

HANOVER, IN - Sophomore midfielder Rachel Alvis (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named a second-team all-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Alvis, a two-time all-Great Lakes Region and all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honoree, led Hanover with 83 shots and tallied five goals and a team-best eight assists.

She is the second player in Hanover soccer history to earn all-American honors. Former standout Kaitlin McCulloch became the Panthers' first all-American when she was named to the NSCAA's third team after the 2012 campaign.

This fall, Hanover set a school single-season record with 18 wins and finished with an 18-2-2 overall mark. The Panthers captured the HCAC’s regular-season championship with an 8-0-1 league record.

Under head coach Jim watts, the squad also set school marks with a 10-match winning streak and 16-match unbeaten streak (14-0-2) during the season.

Hanover earned a berth in the NCAA Division III national tournament for the second time in the past three seasons. The Panthers posted the program’s first tourney victory with a 2-1 win against Salem College (N.C.) in the opening round.