Sports Awards – Women

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April 25, 2008

1:07 AM

Female Athlete of the year: Claire Zimmeck; Soccer; Junior

Zimmeck’s 2007 stats speak for themselves: 17 goals in 22 games, 79 shots on goal and 10 game-winning goals. As one of her many honors, she was named as one of 15 finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top player in women’s soccer.

Additionally, she was named CAA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, placed on Top Drawer’s Team of the Season, and earned first-team All-State, first-team All-Region and third-team All-American honors. Zimmeck averaged 0.846 goals per game, eighth best in the nation, and recorded five multi-goal games. In three straight victories late in the season Zimmeck notched seven goals.

Against defending national champion UNC, her header in the 85th minute lifted the Tribe to a 1-0 victory. It’s hard to believe Zimmeck has one more season left with the Tribe, but if next year is anything like her junior campaign, Zimmeck may make the jump to become the most gifted goal-scorer in Tribe history.

Women’s first team

Katie Radloff, Swimming, Soph.

Radloff led the swim team to second place at the CAA Championships in March and was named mid-major All-American and CAA Swimmer of the Year for second straight year. She finished 20th in the 100-m freestyle at the NCAA Championships and will swim the 50-m and 100-m freestyle at Olympic Trials, July 3-6 in Omaha.

Megan Moulton-Levy, Tennis, Senior

Moulton-Levy was named the CAA Championship’s Most Outstanding Player and takes a 28-6 singles record and 27-7 doubles mark into the post-season. She set the school record for most career doubles victories (122) and combined victories (243). She currently holds the no. 11 rank nationally in both singles and doubles as of April 24.

Jaime Sellers, Lacrosse, Senior

Sellers leads the CAA with 56 goals scored and has notched at least one goal in each of the College’s games this season. The All-American candidate has been a force for the Tribe, aggressievly charging every shot while leading the team to an 8-8 (4-2 CAA) record and multiple upsets over nationally ranked opponents.

Women’s Second Team

Kyra Kaylor, Basketball, Senior

Danielle Collins, Soccer, Junior

Stevie Waldman, Gymnastics, Senior

Emily Anderson, XC and Track, Sophomore

Women’s Rookie team

Katie Guevel, Track

Set two school records both indoors and outdoors before winning the CAA heptathlon title.

Grace Golden, Lacrosse

Her speed has set her apart, as she has tallied 38 goals, 45 total points, and three game-winning scores.

Kaitlin O’Connor, Soccer

She started all 22 games, earning First-Team All-CAA and Freshman All-American Second Team honors.

Emily Geary, Lacrosse

The goalie earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors thanks to 159 saves and a 11.81 goals against average.

Next year’s best

Katie Radloff

Radloff has established herself as the most dominant swimmer in the CAA, winning 25 of her 28 events this year. After finishing 20th in the 100-meter freestyle at last month’s NCAA Championships, it’s clear she’s laid the foundation for a strong showing at the Olympic Trials this summer and another record-breaking season in 2008-09. Don’t be surprised if Radloff cracks the top eight at NCAAs next March, earning her All-American accolades.

Written by Miles Hilder, Andrew Pike and Carl Siegmund.

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