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Five members of the Lakeland College women's soccer team were honored as the Northern Athletics Conference announced its postseason awards on Monday, Nov. 13.
Senior Alli Weiss (New Berlin/Eisenhower) received All-NAC honors, while senior Lorine "Nellie" Weiss (Salem/Wilmot Union), junior Kelly Hopfinger (Hustisford/Hustisford), and sophomores Amy Christenson (Dodgeville/Dodgeville) and Maggie Short (Green Bay/Preble) were Honorable Mention selections.
"It's good to see that the girls who deserved the awards were able to get them," said head coach Dave Madsen. "I think it shows the balance of our team because from game to game we could look to different people to do well without having to rely on just one person."
Alli Weiss capped off a stellar career as the Muskies' record-breaking goalkeeper, finishing with an all-time best 32 career shutouts, while also setting new Lakeland records for goals against in a season with 17 this year, shutouts in a season with 14 in 2005 and goals against average with 0.89 also in 2005.
"The award just goes to show that Alli is the best keeper in our conference," Madsen said, as Weiss was the only goalie selected for First Team honors. "She was such a leader for us this year and her stats show it."
Striker Nellie Weiss ended her collegiate soccer career with her best season to date, as she led the team in goals scored this year with nine, adding one assist.
"Nellie is very deserving of the award," Madsen said. "Between the minutes she played last year and this year she improved so much in terms of productivity. It was a good way for her to finish off her career."
Hopfinger and Short provided a defensive boost for the squad, despite dealing with some injuries.
"Kelly was held back by her injuries for part of the season," Madsen said of his starting sweeper, "but the whole team knows they can rely on her to protect the back.
"Maggie is such a versatile player whether she plays defense, midfield or forward. Her natural abilities are her best asset. I feel I can give her any task and she will execute."
Christenson was also a top offensive threat for the Muskies this season, coming in tied for second on the team in goals scored with six and adding two assists.
"Amy is a good goal-scoring threat for us," Madsen said. "I think she was one of the players teams keyed in on a lot as a top threat. Next year we'll be looking to her to continue scoring goals."
Lakeland (10-8-1) finished its season with fifth-place overall NAC finish before falling to Dominican University, 1-0, in the opening round of the NAC Tournament on Oct. 28.
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