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College-season recap: Menace WPSL alumni

One of five Menace alums on the AIB roster, Vanessa Batista (9) helped fuel the Eagles' dramatic turnaround in 2013.
 
 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 – A turnaround tale stands out as one of the highlights of the local college-soccer scene in 2013. With contributions from five former members of the Des Moines Menace, the AIB women finished with a winning record this fall, one year after their inaugural 1-15 season.
 
In their second season, the Eagles improved by leaps and bounds. Justin Vorster’s team stringed together a pair of four-match winning streaks, turning the tables on several teams and finishing with a 9-8 mark.
 
Menace alumni Vanessa Batista, Breanna Haberl, Zendy Montalvo, Jenna Richins and Carlan Samuelson were part of this memorable season for the fledgling NAIA program. Batista and Samuelson earned postseason recognition from the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
 
Batista is the MCC Newcomer of the Year. The sophomore transfer from Rio de Janeiro made her mark in 2013, one year after setting Iowa Central Community College records with 26 goals and 27 assists (a whopping 79 points!). The super striker racked up 14 goals and nine assists – both tops on the Eagles. With the Menace’s Women’s Premier Soccer League team in 2013, she shared “Golden Boot” honors with Jordan Bishop (two goals apiece).
 
For the second year in a row, Samuelson is an all-conference honorable mention selection. Her 17 points were second to Batista’s 37. Haberl shined in a change of roles. Making the switch from defender to goalkeeper, she posted a 7-1-0 mark and a 1.23 Goals Against Average. Richins remained a steady presence, appearing in 17 matches, while Montalvo, a Menace Academy alum, made nine appearances as a freshman.
 
Below is a list of former Menace women’s players in the college ranks, with their 2013 stats. In parenthesis after each player's name, we list her year(s) with the Menace.
 
Next month, we will announce the honor roll, listing the accolades earned by these players during and after the season. And, next week, we will provide an update for the Menace men.
 
NCAA Division I
Drake (3-12-5, 1-4-1 Missouri Valley Conference)      
Kalena Litch (2012-13) Sr. GK 1 GP 0.00 GAA 2 Saves 0-0-0
Andrea Swanson (2013) Jr. GK 20 GP 1.55 GAA 103 Saves 3-12-5
Iowa State (9-9-2, 3-4-1 Big 12 Conference)      
Haley Albert (2012) So. M/D 15 GP 2 Goals 0 Assists  12 Shots
Jennifer Dominguez (2012) Sr. F 20 GP 5 Goals 5 Assists 30 Shots
Emily Goldstein (2012) Sr. M 20 GP 6 Goals 4 Assists 45 Shots
Brittany Morgan (2012) Sr. F 19 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists  12 Shots
Minnesota (11-7-2, 4-5-2 Big Ten Conference)      
Haley Helverson (2013) So. F 19 GP 4 Goals 2 Assists  34 Shots
MacKenzie Misel (2013) Sr. D 20 GP 0 Goals 1 Assist 5 Shots
Northern Iowa (4-15-0, 1-5-0 Missouri Valley Conference)    
Elizabeth Rodriguez (2012) Sr. M 11 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists  4 Shots
NCAA Division II
Augustana (10-8-1, 8-6-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)    
Emily Hanneman (2013) Jr. D 18 GP 0 Goals 1 Assist 1 Shot
Katie Hurd (2013) Sr. M 18 GP 2 Goals 5 Assists 45 Shots
Upper Iowa (15-5-0, 12-3-0 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)  
Madie Edwards (2013) Sr. F 20 GP 10 Goals 5 Assists 31 Shots
Trina Gallagher (2013) So. D/M 20 GP 0 Goals 2 Assists 1 Shot
Brenna Gray (2013) So. D 19 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists 2 Shots
Kali Loescher (2012) So. F 20 GP 5 Goals 2 Assists 49 Shots
Amanda Millard (2012) Sr. M 18 GP 3 Goals 1 Assist 19 Shots
Brooke Skaggs (2013) Sr. D 18 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists 2 Shots
Kelsey Taldone (2012) Sr. D 18 GP 0 Goals  3 Assists 3 Shots
NAIA
AIB (9-8, 3-3-0 Midwest Collegiate Conference)      
Vanessa Batista (2013) So. F 15 GP 14 Goals 9 Assists 91 Shots
Breanna Haberl (2012) Jr. GK 10 GP 1.23 GAA 57 Saves 7-1-0
Zendy Montalvo (2013) Fr. M 9 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists 2 Shots
Jenna Richins (2012-13) So. M 17 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists 2 Shots
Carlan Samueslon (2012-13) Jr. M 16 GP 7 Goals 3 Assists 42 Shots
NJCAA
Iowa Cental (13-3-1, 5-2-1 Region XI)        
Rachel Avant (2013) So. M 16 GP  6 Goals 6 Assists 38 Shots
Karolinna DeOliveira (2013) Fr. M 0 GP 0 Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots
Michelle Landiero (2013) So. M 16 GP 3 Goals 7 Assists 24 Shots
Jessica Ortiz (2013) So. M 16 GP 3 Goals 2 Assists 18 Shots
Bruna Prates (2013) Fr. GK 16 GP 0.62 GAA 53 Saves 12-1-1


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