By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Senior Megan Braatz (Waukesha, Wis.) of the
Green Bay women's soccer team has been named to the 2012 All-Horizon League
Second-Team, the league office announced on Monday. In addition, freshman Sydney Born (Edina, Minn.) was voted by
the league's head coaches to the All-Newcomer Team.
Braatz, who played her last game in a Phoenix uniform
on Saturday, led the Phoenix in goals (5), assists (3) and points (13) this
season. Her five goals are tied for second among all Horizon League players
while she is also tied for third in points and tied for ninth in assists.
"I'm delighted that Megan was honored by the Horizon
League," said head coach Trevor Warren.
"She was on a hot streak of late and scoring important goals for us. Not many
people know, but Megan was a walk-on her freshman year. I quickly saw the drive
and talent she had, and it wasn't long before I put her on a scholarship. She
has been a tremendous part of this program, she has never questioned or
complained regardless of what position she played, and she has been an absolute
pleasure to coach. I wish I could have 11 "Braatzies" on our team, and she will
be greatly missed by our program."
In her career with the Phoenix, Braatz scored seven
goals in 67 career games and totaled 19 points and five assists. The business
administration major also tallied three game-winning goals in a Green Bay
In her first season with the Phoenix, Born played in
16 games and became a leader as a center defender. Born also became a threat in
offensive set pieces, and the defender scored her first career goal in just her
second game, finding the back of the net against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 25.
"Sydney Born came in and won the position of right
center back very early in preseason," said Warren. "She has played virtually
every minute at that position as a true freshman. Sydney was not only able to
bring very good defensive qualities which are required of that position but
also was very composed on the ball and important in starting our attacks. She
has a tremendous future in the program, and I am happy that the other coaches
in the HL recognized and rewarded her play."
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