TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed two players on the
National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-Great Lakes
Region Women's Soccer Team for the first time in school history, in
results released on Tuesday.
Freshman goalkeeper Lucinda Combs (Danville, Ky./Boyle
County) captured second-team all-region honors, and
sophomore Nicky Wheeler (Avon) was a third-team
Combs and Wheeler mark the fourth and fifth Rose-Hulman women's
soccer players in program history to earn all-region
accolades. They are the first all-region selection for the
women's soccer squad since Jennifer Gordon captured all-region and
third-team All-American honors in 2007.
Combs was named HCAC Freshman of the Year and to the first-team
all-conference squad after a strong season as the team's primary
goalkeeper. She 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 the league.
Wheeler joined Combs as a first-team all-Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference selection. She 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
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.