Nov. 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- For the third-straight season Alice Palmer was named to the All-Horizon League first team, while Sydnye Gagner earned second team accolades and Sierra Grodsinsky was named to the all-freshman team the league office announced Monday.

Palmer, a Poole, United Kingdom native has appeared in all 19 games this season, tallying four goals and three assists on the year. The senior has recorded 54 shots, 2.94 per game, a team-best for the Golden Grizzlies, placing her second in the league.

Gagner, a sophomore from Chatham, Ontario leads the Black and Gold this season in goals (8) and assists (5). Her eight goals is tied for second-best in the Horizon League, and her five assists puts her tied for seventh. Gagner tied a school record in Oakland's 5-0 win over Chicago State earlier this season, netting four goals, including three in the second half.

Grodsinksy, the defender out of Hemlock, Mich., recorded her first career goal on Monday in Oakland's quarterfinal win over Valparaiso. The freshman has started all 19 games for the Golden Grizzlies this season.

2016 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Award Winners
Player of the Year: Macy Hamblin, Jr., F, Northern Kentucky
Offensive Player of the Year: Macy Hamblin, Northern Kentucky
Defensive Player of the Year: Rachel DeLuca, Jr., D, Detroit Mercy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Marina Manzo, Jr., GK, Detroit Mercy
Freshman of the Year: McKaela Schmelzer, F, Milwaukee
Coach of the Year: Troy Fabiano, Milwaukee

First Team All-League
Macy Hamblin, Jr., F, Northern Kentucky  
Maria Stephans, Sr., MF, Milwaukee
April Cronin, Sr., F, Valparaiso
Callie O’Donnell, Sr., F, Milwaukee
Anna Mindling, Sr., F, Detroit Mercy
Anna Smalley, Jr., MF, Milwaukee
Alice Palmer, Sr., F, Oakland
Aaliyah Patten, So., F,  Wright State
Jessica Frey, Jr., F, Northern Kentucky
Rachel DeLuca, Jr., D, Detroit Mercy
Marina Manzo, Jr., GK, Detroit Mercy

Second Team All-League
Kaila Sargema, Sr., F, Cleveland State   
Niki Romero, RS Jr., MF, Wright State
Marissa Martin, Jr., F, Youngstown State
Cassidy Blanchard, Jr., D, Milwaukee
Phylisha Drayton, Jr., MF, Detroit Mercy
Katie Schulz, Sr., D, Green Bay
Katelyn Newton, Sr., MF, Northern Kentucky
Sydnye Gagner So., MF/F, Oakland
Cory Griffith, So., F, Valparaiso
Emily Wauer, Jr., F, UIC
Katie Ruff, Sr., GK, Wright State

All-Freshman Team
McKaela Schmelzer, Fr., D, Milwaukee
Tamae Douglas, Fr., MF/F, UIC
Emily Valentine, Fr., D, UIC
Alizabeth Quillen, Fr., MF, Valparaiso
Ava Porlier, Fr. F, Valparaiso
Sierra Grodsinsky, Fr., D, Oakland
Andrea Gomez, Fr., D, Wright State
Alyssa Barnes, Fr., MF, Green Bay
Casey Couturier, Fr., MF, Detroit Mercy
Larsen Murvin, Fr., D, Youngstown State
Ally Perkins, Fr., MF, Northern Kentucky




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