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2017 college honor roll: Menace WPSL

Forward Rebecca Rodgers (7, foreground) and goalie Haley Morris (background) enjoyed superb senior seasons while leading Drake to the Missouri Valley Conference's regular-season title. Photo credit: Joe Sprunger
 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 – The all-America, all-region and all-conference accolades came rolling in for Des Moines Menace women’s players following their recent college seasons.

Congratulations to these alumni on their 2017 honors:
 

 
All-America
NAIA all-America third team: Kaylin Swart (2014-15), Menlo (Calif.)
NAIA all-America honorable mention: Raunice Butler (2017), William Penn (Iowa)
 
 
All-Region
NCAA Division-I all-Midwest Region second team: Rebecca Rodgers (2017), Drake
NAIA all-Southwest Region team: Rachel McCloskey (2014-16), Menlo (Calif.)
NAIA all-Southwest Region team: Swart
 
 
All-Conference, NCAA Division I
Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year: Rodgers
Southern Conference Player of the Year: Jermaine Seoposenwe (2017), Samford (Ala.)
Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year: Haley Morris (2016-17), Drake
Summit League Goalkeeper of the Year: Maggie Smither (2017), South Dakota State
 
Summit League first team: Nicole Hatcher (2017), South Dakota State
Missouri Valley Conference second team: Kasey Hurt (2016-17), Drake
Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention: Brooke Salisbury (2015), Drake
 
Big Ten all-freshman team: Regan Steigleder (2017), Northwestern
 
 
All-Conference, NAIA
Heart of America Newcomer of the Year (and first team): Butler
Golden State Athletic Conference first team: McCloskey
Golden State Athletic Conference first team: Swart
 
 
Academic
United Soccer Coaches Scholar all-North Central second team: Morris
NAIA scholar athlete: McCloskey
United Soccer Coaches Scholar all-North Central second team: Morris
Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete: McCloskey
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. Preparing for its 25th season, the Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL). Entering its seventh season, the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With loyal support, the Menace men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to provide family-fun entertainment. The Menace organization provides the growth of the game of soccer in Iowa with their youth soccer programs, including Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Youth Academy (ages six and older), and youth tournaments, camps and clinics.


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