Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Lazar Named to All-West Region Second Team

MOUNT PLEASANT - Junior back Simone Lazar has earned 2012 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Second Team All-West Region honors, the NFHCA announced Thursday.

Lazar is the first Chippewa to earn All-Region honors since Kim Erasmus earned second-team distinction in 2009.

The award adds to an impressive post-season haul that includes first-team All-MAC and MAC All-Tournament honors.

Lazar’s efforts were instrumental in leading a CMU defense that was among the best in the conference. The Chippewas allowed the second-fewest goals in the conference with 44, and the defensive line allowed CMU goalkeepers to save just 97 shots, second lowest in the conference.

She started all but three matches this season, including two shutout wins against No. 22 Maine and at conference foe Missouri State.