Dec. 4, 2013
MILWAUKEE--The Marquette women's soccer team has been awarded with additional postseason honors as four student-athletes were selected to the NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region team.
Senior Maegan Kelly and Emily Jacobson were named to the first team, while classmate Taylor Madigan earned second team accolades and junior Mary Luba was a third team selection.
"Congratulations to all four of these ladies," head coach Markus Roeders said. "They played a fantastic season and had a huge impact on our success. Emily showed that she is one of the best defenders in the country and Maegan was a target for teams to focus on all year and she played her heart out. Taylor was always dangerous and provided a level of consistency that was needed for us to be successful. Mary had a stellar campaign and really stepped up this year with her vision and skill level. All four did their part but would all give credit to the rest of our team since they can only shine when others do their jobs as well."
Kelly finishes her Marquette career as the all-time assists leader with 37. She led the Golden Eagles with 10 goals, eight assists and 28 points in 2013. She was selected to the BIG EAST all-conference first team.
Jacobson was the leader of MU's defense which allowed just 16 goals all season and 11 shutouts. She recorded two goals in the campaign and was a first team All-BIG EAST selection as well as the BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Madigan, also a first team all-conference selection, recorded six goals, including two game-winners, and handed out six assists in the 2013 season. She leaves MU with 27 career goals and 13 assists.
Luba had a stellar junior campaign that included earning All-BIG EAST second team honors for the first time in her career. She was the Golden Eagles' second leading scorer with eight goals, five assists for 21 points.
Marquette concluded the season with an 18-4 overall record and won a fifth consecutive BIG EAST regular season championship and earned its second straight conference tournament title. The Gold Eagles fell in the first round of their sixth straight NCAA Championship.