Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Chippewas Earn Eight Academic All-MAC Selections for Third Consecutive Season

Mount Pleasant- The Central Michigan soccer team earned eight Academic All-Mid-American Conference team selections for the third consecutive year, the league office announced on Monday.

Bailey Brandon, Estee Outcalt, Katie Slaughter, and Stefanie Turner were all key components on the Chippewa defense that allowed a conference-low six goals against in conference play and ranked 25 in the nation in shutout percentage.

Senior Brandon was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Second Team Academic All-American, All-MAC First Team, CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District V First Team, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, and the Dick Enberg Scholar Athlete of the Year while achieving a 3.94 GPA in the classroom. Brandon is the first player in Chippewa history to be named to the CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-American Team multiple years (2011, 2012).

Outcalt, a junior majoring in health fitness, was named to the 2012 MAC All-Tournament Team. She earned a perfect 4.0 GPA while starting every game this season for the Chippewas.

Slaughter was a 2012 All-MAC First Team and MAC All-Tournament selection for her outstanding play on the field. The senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, started 21 of 23 games for the Chippewas and achieved a 3.89 GPA.

Turner earned All-MAC First Team honors this season, along with being named to the CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District V First Team. She also was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week and MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after recording a career-high 10 saves at Marquette (9/3). Turner is a biomedical science major with a 3.85 GPA. She joined fellow senior Brandon in being named to the 2011 CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-American Team last season.

Senior Autumn Hawkins led the Chippewas with three game-winning goals and was t-second on the team with four goals. Hawkins was named All-MAC First Team and earned a 3.74 GPA.

Senior Ashley Mejilla started 20 of 23 matches for the Chippewas and ranks ninth all-time in Central Michigan history for career goals (12). The health fitness major earned a 3.80 GPA.

Junior Kaely Schlosser scored three goals this season, including a game-winner versus Detroit (8/17). She finished t-fifth on the team in points (8) and achieved a 3.81 GPA.

Senior Laura Twidle, a meteorology major, earned a 3.65 GPA while starting 19 games for the Chippewas. She was an All-MAC First Team selection and finished t-first on the team in assists (3). Twidle scored three goals this season, including two game-winners.

Junior Jennifer Gassman, sophomore Laura Gosse, and junior Tory Kinniard earned honorable mentions on the 2012 Academic All-MAC Team.  


2012 Academic All-MAC Women's Soccer Team

Amber Kern, Akron
Pavla Benyrova, Ball State
Brigit Reder, Ball State
Skylar Chew, Ball State 
Jenny Fowler, Bowling Green 
Sidney Huth, Bowling Green
Leah Johnson, Bowling Green
Shannon Algoe, Buffalo
Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan
Estee Outcalt, Central Michigan
Autumn Hawkins, Central Michigan 
Ashley Mejilla, Central Michigan
Kaely Schlosser, Central Michigan
Katie Slaughter, Central Michigan
Stefani Turner, Central Michigan
Laura Twidle, Central Michigan
Cara Cutaia, Eastern Michigan
Emily Dzik, Eastern Michigan
Jessica Thomas, Eastern Michigan 
Jaclyn Dutton, Kent State
Jessacca Gironda, Kent State                        
Sara Henderson, Kent State
Stephanie Haugh, Kent State 
Hannah Newhouse, Kent State
Olivia Evans, Miami
Kayla Zakrzewski, Miami
Courtney Zanotti, Miami
Amy Carr, Northern Illinois
Lauren Eberts, Northern Illinois
Lauren Noonan, Northern Illinois
Maggie Murnane, Ohio
Cathryn Rogers, Ohio
Megan Blake, Toledo
Rachael Kravitz, Toledo
Jaimie Morsillo, Toledo
Natalia Gaitan, Toledo
Kristin Mattei, Toledo
Kelsey Baskins, Western Michigan
Rachel Chaney, Western Michigan
Anina Cicerone, Western Michigan
Michelle Watson, Western Michigan

2012 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention

Karina Atkinson, Akron 
Brooke Carrel, Akron 
Kelly DeNiro, Akron
Alex Luevano-Harden, Akron
Gillian Gross, Akron
Brianna Kanz, Akron
Maggie Rusnak, Akron
Kirsten Schulte, Akron
Katie Wise, Akron 
Alyssa Ables, Ball State 
Maggie Brown, Ball State 
Sarah Orisich, Ball State
Victoria Jacobs, Ball State 
Miamee Morris, Ball State
 Nicole Pembleton, Ball State 
Kelsey Shapiro, Ball State
Cailey Stark, Ball State
Paige Stroinski, Ball State 
Shaniece Thorpe, Ball State
Kylie Briem, Bowling Green
 Ivi Casagrande, Bowling Green
Emily Rothwell, Bowling Green
Kaylee Draper, Bowling Green 
Becca Ison, Bowling Green
Kaitlyn Tobin, Bowling Green
Sarah VonderBrink, Bowling Green
 Madeline Wideman, Bowling Green 
Natalie Jurisevic, Buffalo                                              
Katie Kerr, Buffalo
Courtney Mann, Buffalo            
Katie Roberts, Buffalo                                                   
Stephanie Velez, Buffalo                                              
Jennifer Gassman, Central Michigan 
Laura Gosse, Central Michigan
Tory Kinniard, Central Michigan
Stephanie Clarke, Eastern Michigan
Allison Kaim, Eastern Michigan
Hallee Kansmann, Eastern Michigan
Emily Kowalzyk, Eastern Michigan
Marisa Kozikowski, Eastern Michigan
Martha Stevens, Eastern Michigan
Molli Krick, Eastern Michigan
Chelsie Oddan, Eastern Michigan 
Megan Pedro, Eastern Michigan
Angela Vultaggio, Eastern Michigan          
Megan Jackson, Kent State
 Megan Johnson, Kent State 
Renee Loya, Kent State
Morgan Mah, Kent State
 Calli Rinicella, Kent State
Katy Dolesh, Miami
Emilee Kaminski, Miami
Sam Parrish, Miami
Courtney Ksiazek, Northern Illinois
Alexandra McBride, Northern Illinois
Nicolette Newquist, Northern Illinois
Lauren Solomon, Northern Illinois
Annie Beard, Ohio 
Gabby Hausfeld, Ohio
Paige Howard, Ohio
Veronica Rock, Ohio
Erin Schwenke, Ohio
Nicolle Varney, Ohio
Kelsey Borowitz, Toledo 
Kirsten Catloth, Toledo
Brooke Lawler, Toledo
 Ashley Ross, Toledo
Sarah Seig, Toledo
Blair Sorg, Toledo
Alexis Tice, Toledo
Meghan Topolewski Toledo
Emily Tustin, Toledo