Nov. 1, 2012
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Kyla Kellermann and Kara Weber were named Summit League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively, as voted on by league coaches and announced at the women's soccer championship banquet on Thursday night. The Golden Grizzlies had six players earn league honors this season.
Kellermann, a sophomore from Elmvale, Ontario, Canada, led The Summit League in scoring with eight goals this season. She also topped the league in total points with 19. A two-time Summit league Offensive Player of the Week this year, she also earned a spot on the All-Summit League first team.
Weber, a senior from Calgary, Ontario, Canada, anchored an Oakland defense that recorded eight total shutouts this season. That figure included five shutouts from eight league matches this season. She was also involved in the OU offensive effort, picking up two assists from her center-back position. She also earned All-Summit League first team honors for the third consecutive season.
Abigail Haelewyn was also named All-Summit League first team. The junior from Rochester Hills, Mich. led The Summit League with nine assists and currently ranks No. 15 in the nation in assists per-match.
The Golden Grizzlies' Julianne Boyle earned All-Summit League second team honors. A junior from Lake Orion, Mich., she made the move to defensive midfield and managed to tally a goal and three assists.
Jamie Horne and Brianne Horne were both named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team. The freshman sisters from Calgary, Ontario, Canada, both finished the year with a goal and an assist. Brianne scored the match-winning goal to clinch the regular season title for Oakland in the final match of the regular season.
The Golden Grizzlies are the No. 1 seed for The Summit League Championship which kicks off tomorrow with Oakland taking on Western Illinois at 4 p.m. ET at the Fishback Soccer Park.
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