Calvin Lands Three on NSCAA Division III All-Central Region Women’s Soccer Teams
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Three members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Continental Tire Division III All-Central Region second team. Named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division III All-Central Region second team are senior Danielle Carter and sophomores Paige Capel and Taylor Ten Harmsel.
A center midfielder from DeWitt (DeWitt HS), Carter is receiving all-region honors for the second straight year as she was a third team selection in 2012. During the season, Carter scored four goals and added two assists for a total of 10 points. She scored game-winning goals against Adrian and Olivet and was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week once as well as to the All-MIAA first team. She concluded her career with totals of 19 goals and 10 assists.
A striker, Capel hails from Hudsonville and is a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School. During the 2013 season, she tallied a team-leading 16 goals along with six assists for 38 points. Of her 16 goals, six were game-winners including a game-winner in an early October match at Hope and a sudden-death golden goal in the second overtime of a 1-0 first round NCAA III Tournament triumph over Aurora University. She was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week once during the year and was selected to the All-MIAA first team.
A midfielder, Ten Harmsel is from Holland and is a graduate of Holland Christian High School. She tallied 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points this year. She scored game-winning goals in conference victories over Saint Mary’s and Hope. Her goal in a November 4 match against Hope proved to be the only goal of the game and allowed Calvin to clinch its second consecutive outright MIAA regular season title. Ten Harmsel was also named to the 2013 All-MIAA first team.
Under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin finished the year with an overall record of 19-3-2 and captured the MIAA regular season title with a league mark of 13-2-1. The Knights then captured the MIAA Tournament crown with tournament wins over Adrian and Hope and then advanced to the second round of the NCAA III Tournament before bowing to top-ranked Washington University of St. Louis. Calvin’s 19 wins were the second highest single-season total in Calvin women’s soccer history.