Dickenmann and Miller Named All-Americans by National Soccer Coaches Association
Dec. 10, 2004
Columbus, Ohio - Lara Dickenmann and Melissa Miller of the Ohio State women's soccer team were named to the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association All-America Second Team Friday. The honor is the second for Miller in her two seasons with the Buckeyes. Dickenmann claimed her first award after a spectacular freshman campaign that saw her establish three Ohio State single-season records.
Miller, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, has helped the Buckeye defense post all-time lows in goals against average in each of the last two seasons. The Ohio State backline allowed just 18 goals in 26 matches for a 0.67 goals against average. Miller also aided the Buckeyes in registering a program-best 13 shutouts in 2004. A starter in all 47 Ohio State matches the last two seasons, Miller also scored personal highs offensively with 10 points on three goals and four assists. She scored the game-winning strike at Michigan State in the regular season and vs. Michigan in the Big Ten tournament on a 40-yard boot.
Dickenmann is the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a finalist for the 2004 Soccerbuzz.com Freshman of the Year award. The native of Kreins, Switzerland tallied Ohio State records with 13 goals, 12 assists and 38 points as the Buckeyes' leading scorer in 2004. She netted six game-winners, including three in Ohio State's postseason run to the national semifinals.
Dickenmann's award in 2004 and Miller's first honor in 2003 helped Ohio State place a freshman on the NSCAA All-America team for the second straight season. The Buckeyes are the only team in the nation to put freshman on the NSCAA All-America team in each of the last two seasons.
2004 NSCAA/adidas Women's NSCAA Division I All-America Team