Nov. 2, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State women's soccer Buckeyes Lisa Collison, Lara Dickenmann and Melissa Miller were named to the 2005 All-Big Ten Second-Team, the Big Ten announced Wednesday. OSU goalkeeper Courtney Cripps earned the unanimous vote at goalkeeper for the All-Freshman Team, joining teammate Collison, who was named to the rookie squad at forward.
The leading scorer for the Buckeyes in 2005 with 13 goals, Collison (Fr., Niagara Falls, Ontario/Burlington) was the top freshman in the final Big Ten regular-season standings in six offensive categories - goals (13), goals per game (0.72), shots (75), shots per game (4.17), points (29) and points per game (1.61). Collison also matched Dickenmann for first in the OSU single-season goals record book with 13 scores. Dickenmann had 13 goals in 2004.
After capturing All-Big Ten first team honors and conference freshman of the year accolades last season, Dickenmann (So., Kriens, Switzerland/Sursee) collected her third league award at midfielder with her second-team laurel in 2005. This season, Dickenmann recorded three goals and six assists for 12 points, which was good for a tie for first and second, respectively, on the team.
A mainstay in the backfield for Ohio State, Miller (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Kolping) is the only current Buckeye to start every match since 2003. In 2005, Miller was a part of a backline that blanked four teams (Xavier, 3-0; Iowa, 3-0; Minnesota, 1-0; Morehead State, 5-0). The Cincinnati, Ohio, native contributed to the offensive side of the pitch, tallying two goals and two assists for six points. Miller also is a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. All 11 Big Ten women's soccer programs choose one student-athlete who has distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.In her freshman season, Cripps (Fr., Acworth, Ga./United Quest) saw action in six matches, including a start vs. Northeastern Sept. 17. Cripps posted a team-best goals-against-average of 0.72 and owned a 3-1-0 record in goal. The Buckeyes concluded the 2005 season with a 7-9-2 overall record.
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