Stanley MVP Award Leads Six Women's Soccer All-HCAC Honorees

StanleyTERRE HAUTE, IND. --  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed six players on the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer team, highlighted by the third league Player of the Year award in program history.

Junior Annmarie Stanley (Warrenville, Ill./Rosary) was named the 2009 HCAC Player of the Year and joined juniors Eli Baca (Santa Fe, N.M.) and  Molly Richardson (Orange Park, Fla./St. John's Country Day) on the first-team all-conference squad.

Second-team honorees included junior Caroline Andersen (N. Manchester), freshman Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian) and sophomore Julie Brennan (Indianapolis/Pike).

Stanley joins Jennifer Gordon (2007) and Jessica Farmer (2003) as Rose-Hulman women's soccer players to earn league Player of the Year accolades.  She also becomes the 12th player in school history to earn two all-league awards during her career. 

Rose-Hulman has earned an overall record of 39-20 during the career of the three junior players that were named first-team all-league.  Stanley, a first-team ESPN The Magazine academic all-district honoree, was named a second-team Academic All-American last fall. 

Stanley ranks second in school history with 29 career assists and has led the HCAC in assists for each of the past two seasons.

Baca spent much of the season at the defender position and ranked second on the team with six goals and 12 points.  Her career totals include 18 goals, six assists and 42 points in 59 career matches. 

In 2009, Baca was named HCAC Player of the Week after scoring a second half hat trick in a victory over Mount St. Joseph.  The award is the second first-team all-league honor of her Rose-Hulman career.

Richardson led the league with nine goals and 24 points this season in 17 starts.  In her career, the Florida native ranks third in school history with 107 points and 44 goals, while ranking fifth in Rose-Hulman history with 19 career assists. 

Richardson stands second in school history with 17 game winning goals and was also named league Player of the Week twice this fall.  The award is the third first-team all-league honor in her three years at Rose-Hulman.

Second-team honorees included Andersen, Boxell and Brennan.  Andersen started 16 games and appeared in all 18 as a defender to claim the first all-league award of her playing career.  She has played in 52 matches with 33 starts at Rose-Hulman.

Boxell jumped into the starting lineup in all 18 games as a freshman defender, recording one assist.  She becomes the first freshman defender since Ame Turner in 2007 to claim all-league honors.

Brennan becomes the first goalkeeper in school history to earn two all-conference awards in her career.  Her efforts included the fourth most saves in school history (93) this season, and Brennan ranks third in school history with 132 saves.  She finished 7-1 in league play with a total goals against average of 2.02.

Rose-Hulman tied for the HCAC regular season title at 7-1 overall and earned the top seed for the league's postseason tournament.  The Fightin' Engineers have compiled a record of 98-45-6 since the 2002 season.