HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed five
players on the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's
Soccer Team, including three first-team award winners and the
league's Freshman of the Year.
Goalkeeper Lucinda Combs (Danville, Ky./Boyle
County) led the award winners with HCAC Freshman of the
Year and first-team all-conference honors.
Freshman Katie DeMoss (Martinsville/Roncalli)
and sophomore Nicky Wheeler (Avon) also earned
first-team all-conference recognition in the balloting by league
Second-team all-league honorees included freshman Hayley
Gilliam (Zionsville) and Mallory McDevitt
In addition, junior Cassie Cox (Louisville,
Ky.) earned a spot on the league's all-sportsmanship team
for her efforts this season.
Combs set a single-season school record with eight individual
shutouts and helped Rose-Hulman shutout the opposition nine times
in 19 matches this season. Her save percentage of .875 led
the HCAC and Combs' goals against average of 0.78 ranked third in
DeMoss led the Fightin' Engineers with eight goals and 19 points
in her freshman season. She scored five game winning goals
and scored her eight goals in just 18 shots on net. DeMoss
also booted home a pair of penalty kicks this season.
Wheeler finished third on the Engineers in scoring with four
goals and nine points. Her efforts included two game winning
goals, and the two-year starter increased her career scoring totals
to six goals and three assists.
Gilliam tallied four goals and 11 points to place second on the
team in scoring. Her efforts included 13 shots on goal and
one game winning score.
McDevitt helped anchor the defensive effort in the midfield and
recorded three assists in 19 matches. Her efforts helped
Rose-Hulman's team goals against average rank third in the league
Rose-Hulman finished 9-7-3 overall and 4-3-2 in Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference play for the team's first winning
season since 2008.