The NAIA All-American Selection Committee has released the winners of the 2011 Women's Soccer All-American honors. The MCC is represented by seven student-athletes receiving All-American awards for women's soccer.
Karly Linton of Spring Arbor University is the loan NAIA All-American Third Team selection for the MCC. The sophomore midfielder recorded 12 goals and 15 assists this season, and ranks second for the cougars in total points.
Junior Jocelyn Evans of Grace College received Honorable Mention All-American honors, and is also the 2011 MCC Midfield Player of the Year. Evans led the lancers in assists with 10, and also contributed 5 goals.
Kylie Dial, a junior forward for Indiana Wesleyan, also received Honorable Mention All-American recognition. Dial led the wildcats in goals and assists for 2011, recording 11 goals and 8 assists in 19 competitions.
Another forward, Sam Cook of Marian University, gathered Honorable Mention All-American decoration after recording an outstanding 2011 season. Cook led the knights with 17 goals on the year, and was named MCC Offensive Player of the Year.
Cook's Teammate Nikki Schmidt joins her with Honorable Mention honors after notching 6 goals and 5 assists for Marian during her junior season in the knights' midfield.
MCC Defensive Player of the Year Challyn Dobson was the lone defensive player from the MCC to receive Honorable Mention All-American honors. Mount Vernon Nazarene University recorded 8 shutouts in 2011, and Dobson contributed 1 assist in her senior season.
Maegan Smith rounds out the Honorable Mention All-American honorees from the MCC. Smith recorded 25 goals to lead Spring Arbor this season. Smith, a junior forward, also received MCC Player of the Year recognition this season, and recently was awarded the Michelle Akers Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association.