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 all-region selection.
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 assists.
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.