WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 – In their first two seasons, the Des Moines Menace women have enjoyed plenty of success, collecting a 13-5-0 record, a league championship and a playoff berth.
For many members of head coach Kevin Schalk’s team, the high level of success has continued on the college level.
Below is a list of awards earned this college season by Menace alumni – from the 2012 team that won the Women’s League Soccer title and from the 2013 side that advanced to the Women’s Premier Soccer League’s Midwest Division final.
Tomorrow, we will announce the 2013 honor roll for the Menace’s Premier Development League alumni.
Congratulations to these honorees:
NCAA Division-II all-Central Region third team: Kelsey Taldone (2012), Upper Iowa
NJCAA ICCAC all-Region XI first team: Rachel Avant (2013), Iowa Central Community College
NJCAA ICCAC all-Region XI first team: Michelle Landeiro (2013), Iowa Central Community College
All-Conference, NCAA Division I
Big 12 Conference first team: Emily Goldstein (2012), Iowa State
All-Conference, NCAA Division II
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first team: Katie Hurd (2013), Augustana (S.D.)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference second team: Taldone
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference third team: Madie Edwards (2013),Upper Iowa
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honorable mention: Amanda Millard (2013),Upper Iowa
Midwest Collegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year: Vanessa Batista, AIB College of Business
Midwest Collegiate Conference honorable mention: Carlan Samuelson, AIB College of Business
Academic All-Big 12 first team: Jenny Dominguez (2012), Iowa State
Academic All-Big 12 second team: Haley Albert (2012), Iowa State
Academic All-Big 12 second team: Goldstein
Northern Sun all-academic team: Emily Hanneman (2013), Augustana (S.D.)
Northern Sun all-academic team: Hurd
Northern Sun all-academic team: Kali Loescher, Upper Iowa
Northern Sun all-academic team: Millard
Northern Sun all-academic team: Brooke Skaggs, Upper Iowa
Northern Sun all-academic team: Taldone
NAIA Scholar-Athlete: Bre Haberl (2012), AIB College of Business
First round, NCAA Division I: Minnesota – Haley Helverson (2013) and MacKenzie Misel (2013)