Three Buckeyes Named to NSCAA All-Region Team
Dec. 16, 2004
Columbus, Ohio - Lara Dickenmann, Lisa Grubb and Melissa Miller of Ohio State women's soccer were named to the 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association All-Great Lakes team Thursday. Last week, Dickenmann and Miller gained spots as second-team All-Americans. Grubb finished the 2004 season as the all-time leading goal-scorer at Ohio State.
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.
Grubb also tallied six game-winning goals, including the deciding strike in the "Sweet 16" win over Tennessee. The Portage, Mich. native also earned All-Great Lakes honors in 2001 as a freshman. She completed the 2004 season with career bests in goals (12), assists (10) and points with 34. The 12 goals helped her eclipse the career mark at Ohio State. She finished the season with 31 scores for her career, besting the 30 goals posted by former Buckeye Lisa Suttmiller from 1994-97.
Miller, also a recipient of All-Great Lakes honors in 2003, 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 scores in 26 matches for a 0.67 goals against average. The Cincinnati native also aided the Buckeyes in recording a program-best 13 shutouts in 2004. Miller, who has started all 47 Ohio State matches the last two seasons, 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 kick.
2004 NSCAA/adidas® NCAA Division I Women All-Great Lakes Region
First Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K Stacy DeLuca Sr. Dayton Maryville, Ill. D Melissa Miller So. Ohio State Cincinnati, Ohio D Jen Simonetti Sr. Dayton Copley, Ohio D Melissa Tancredi Sr. Notre Dame Ancaster, Ont. M Jen Buczkowski So. Notre Dame Elk Grove, Ill. M Lara Dickenmann Fr. Ohio State Kriens, Switzerland M Tesia Kozlowski Jr. Dayton Westerville, Ohio F Tara Hurless Sr. Illinois Rockford, Ill. F Deirdre Nocero Sr. Ball State Kirtland, Ohio F Reba Sedlacek Jr. Dayton Hamilton, Ohio F Katie Thorlakson Jr. Notre Dame Langley, B.C.
Second Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K Leisha Alcia Sr. Illinois Mississauga, Ont. D Kelly Campbell Jr. Illinois Gaithersburg, Md. D Christen Karniski Jr. Illinois Iowa City, Iowa D Lisa Taube Sr. C. Michigan Brighton, Mich. M Kimberly Grodek Sr. Indiana Hoffman Estates, Ill. M Kara Kabelis So. Wis.-Madison Homer Glen, Ill. M Julianne Sitch Jr. DePaul Oswego, Ill. F Jamie Craft So. Louisville Owings, Md. F Kim Dimitroff Fr. Kent State Oakville, Ont. F Lisa Grubb Jr. Ohio State Portage, Mich. F Jessica Hupe Sr. E. Michigan Waynesville, Ohio
Third Team Pos. Name Year School Hometown K M. Meglaughlin Sr. Ohio Westfield, N.J. D Heather Forsyth Jr. Illinois State Burlington, Ont. D Gina Lower Jr. Louisville Cincinnati, Ohio D Janice McGann Jr. Wis.-Milwaukee Oakville, Ont. M Jacquie Lacek So. C. Michigan Rochester, N.Y. M Mary Parker So. Detroit Troy, Mich. M Julie Thompson Jr. Marquette Palos Heights, Ill. F Katy Lindenmuth Jr. Wis.-Madison Geneva, Ill. F Andrea Schmitz Jr. Drake Englewood, Colo. F Ashley Swinehart Sr. Miami Worthington, Ohio F Amy Vermeulen Jr. Wis.-Madison Saskatoon, Saskatchewan