Calvin Women’s Soccer Team Lands Three On All-Central Region First Team
Friday, December 04, 2009
Three members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region first team. The three players named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are seniors Emily Ottenhoff and Allison Boender and junior Carly Prins.
As members of the first team, all three players are now eligible for Division III All-America consideration. All three players are also receiving All-Central Region honors for the first time.
A midfielder, Ottenhoff hails from Palos Heights, Illinois. She is a graduate of Chicago Christian High School. This fall, Ottenhoff was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player. Over the course of the season, she scored seven goals, collected four assists and had 18 points. She was also two-for-two on penalty kick attempts, concluding her four-year Calvin career with a perfect seven-for-seven showing on penalties. A two-time first team All-MIAA selection, Ottenhoff concluded her Calvin career with 32 goals, 11 assists and 75 points. Of her 32 career goals, 13 were game-winners.
A defender, Boender hails from Grandville and is a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School. A three-year starter on defense, Boender was named to the All-MIAA first team this fall for the second straight year. This fall, Boender was part of a Calvin defense that posted 14 shutouts and had a goals-against-average of 0.54. Boender also scored one goal during the season, concluding her Calvin career with seven goals, one assists and 15 points. Also a standout in the classroom, Boender was named a third team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American this fall.
Prins is from Hudsonville and is a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School. A midfielder, Prins led Calvin in scoring this year with nine goals, six assists and 24 points. Five of her goals were game-winners. A three-time first team All-MIAA selection, Prins was particularly affective in the air as an offensive threat. In NCAA III Tournament play, Prins scored four goals—all coming off of headers on set pieces.
Calvin concluded the 2009 season with an overall record of 16-5-1 as the Knights reached the NCAA III Tournament for the fifth straight year. The Knights advanced all the way to the national quarterfinals, reaching the quarters for the second time in four years. The Knights also captured the MIAA title for the fifth consecutive year, finishing 7-1-0 in league play.