Drusch Earns Second Team All-Horizon League Honors

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Release: October 29, 2010
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Maddie Drusch is Green Bay's career leader in goals-against average (1.24).

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay women's soccer junior goalkeeper Maddie Drusch (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

Maddie Drusch, Jr., GK, Green Bay

All-Newcomer Team

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, Butler

Coach of the Year: Tari St. John, Butler
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