Drusch Earns Second Team All-Horizon League Honors
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay women's soccer junior goalkeeper (Appleton, Wis.) has been selected to the all-Horizon League second team, the conference office announced today. Drusch finished the 2010 season ranked first in league in goals-against average (0.91) and save percentage (.856).
"I'm very pleased that Maddie has been recognized for her hard work and for having a great season," Green Bay head coach Trevor Warren said. "She was one of the top goalkeepers in our conference and the honor was well-deserved."
Drusch earns her first career all-league selection after allowing just 14 goals in 15 games this season. Green Bay surrendered only 15 goals in 16 contests on the year, tying a school record (1993) for the fewest goals allowed in a season. The team's 0.88 goals-against average was the third lowest in program history, as the Phoenix recorded five shutouts and allowed no more than a single goal in 14 of its 16 matches.
In the NCAA statistical rankings released on Sept. 19, Green Bay ranked first in save percentage among 314 Division I schools, as Drusch and the Phoenix saved 93.3 percent of the shots they faced. The Phoenix finished the year 20th in the country in team save percentage (.866).
In addition to leading the Horizon League in goals-against average and save percentage, Drusch was also second in the conference in saves with 83, just three behind Cleveland State's Kelly Zinkiewich, a first team all-league selection.
Earlier in the season, Drusch was tabbed as the Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of September, recognizing her accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. She became the first Green Bay women's soccer player to win the monthly award.
Drusch ended her junior year with 284 career saves, a figure that ranks fourth in school history. She needs 69 saves next season to surpass former standout Laura Sandt (1994-97) to become Green Bay's all-time saves leader. Drusch is on pace to do so, as she is averaging 95 saves per season. The junior also finished the year with a 1.24 career goals-against average, which is tops in the Phoenix record books.
2010 Horizon League Award Winners
First Team All-Horizon League
Sarah Hagen, Jr., F, Milwaukee
Natalie Daniels, Jr., M, Cleveland State
Katie Griswold, So., F, Butler
Sarah Talbert, Sr., M, Milwaukee
Brittany Persaud, Jr., M, Wright State
Maggie Doe, Sr., M, Loyola
Nicole Sperl, Sr., D, Milwaukee
Lauren Patterson, So., D, Wright State
Alexandra Suschak, Jr., D, Detroit
Jackie Hafele, Fr., M, Butler
Kelly Zinkiewich, Sr., GK, Cleveland State
Second Team All-Horizon League
Sarah Phelps, Sr., D, Butler
Keara Thompson, Jr., M, Milwaukee
Kaitlyn Quarrell, Fr., F, Detroit
Amber Kasmer, Sr., F, Wright State
Tricia Stonebraker, Fr., F, Loyola
Janine Lytle, So., D, Valparaiso
Valerie Stahl, So., D, Cleveland State
Bekah Bonny, Jr., M, Wright State
Allie Roufous, Sr., D, Loyola
Brooke Henderson, Jr., M, Valparaiso
Jr., GK, Green Bay
Jackie Hafele, M, Butler
Tricia Stonebraker, M, Loyola
Frederike Dubeau, D, Cleveland State
Kaitlyn Quarrell, F, Detroit
Abby McCollum, F, Detroit
Allison Ludwig, F, Youngstown State
Brooke McCurdy, GK, Wright State
Nikki Hafele, M, Butler
Ashley Apazellar, D, Milwaukee
Olivia Colosimo, D, Butler
Nora Abolins, GK, Detroit
Player of the Year: Sarah Hagen, Milwaukee
Offensive Player of the Year: Sarah Hagen, Milwaukee
Defensive Player of the Year: Nicole Sperl, Milwaukee
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kelly Zinkiewich, Cleveland State
Newcomer of the Year: Jackie Hafele, ButlerCoach of the Year: Tari St. John, Butler