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Emily Ottenhoff Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Calvin College senior midfielder Emily Ottenhoff has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s soccer. A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive the award. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Ottenhoff finished in the top 10 in the MIAA conference statistics in goals, assists and points. Overall this year, she has 15 points on the strength of six goals and three assists. Ottenhoff has also been named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year.

She is joined on the All-MIAA first team from Calvin by junior forward Carly Prins and senior defensive back Allison Boender. Junior defensive back Kellie Honderd has been named to the All-MIAA second team.

A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Prins is making her third straight appearance on the All-MIAA first team. Prins currently leads Calvin in scoring with five goals, six assists and 16 points. Boender is from Grandville and is a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School. She is making her second straight appearance on the All-MIAA first team. Boender anchored Calvin’s defense this fall that posted 7 shutouts against MIAA opponents. Boender also scored one goal in MIAA play.

Honderd is also from Hudsonville and is a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School. Honderd has been a key member of a Calvin defensive unit that allowed only three goals against MIAA opponents. She has also collected two assists this fall.

This fall, Calvin captured its fifth consecutive MIAA regular season title, posting a 7-1-0 conference record. The Knights are currently 13-4-1 overall and will host a four-team NCAA III Tournament regional this Friday and Saturday. Calvin will open NCAA III Tournament play on Friday when it faces Washington and Jefferson College (PA) in a first round game at 1:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.

MIAA WOMEN’S SOCCER MVP’S FROM CALVIN

Kristin Penzotti - 1994
Tara Dyk - 1997
Tricia Dyk - 2001 & 2002
Sarah Weesies - 2003
Jill Capel - 2005 & 2006
Emily Ottenhoff - 2009

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5 comments on "Emily Ottenhoff Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player"
  • Congratulations Em!  What an honor! Your hard work has been rewarded. You rock!

    Posted by Uncle Rich& Aunt Linda on 11/13 at 10:32 AM
  • Congratulations Em. All your hard work and effort paid off.  I always knew you were the best!

    Posted by Barb Ottenhoff on 11/12 at 09:20 PM
  • Em you had 4 fantastic years at Calvin, we are proud of you. Way To Go

    Posted by Frank & Nisa Caliendo on 11/12 at 06:46 PM
  • Great job, Emily! You should be very proud of this accomplisment. You certainly worked hard enough for it.

    Posted by Joe Moreau on 11/12 at 04:27 PM
  • Congrats, Emily!  You rock, girl!

    Posted by Jodie Bird on 11/12 at 04:01 PM