Nov. 8, 2002
BUSHELMAN NAMED GLVCS TOP PLAYER
Norse senior named GLVC Player of the Year
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky Universitys Hope Bushelman has been named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year in womens soccer.
Bushelman, a senior midfielder and a graduate of McNicholas High School, has led NKU to a 17-0-2 record and a No. 1 national ranking in the NCAA Division II poll. Bushelmans defensive skills have helped the Norse post 11 shutouts this season, and her all-around ability as a midfielder has been a key element in the teams current 19-game unbeaten streak.
Four other NKU players - seniors Stephanie Sandfoss and Kristen Noakes, junior Becky Schnieders and sophomore Robyn Withers - also earned first team All-GLVC honors. NKU junior goalie Megan Zalla was named second team All-GLVC.
Sandfoss leads the GLVC with 14 goals, while Noakes has scored nine goals this season. Schnieders and Withers have been defensive stalwarts for the Norse the entire season in the backfield, and Zalla owns a 0.52 goals against average.
In addition, NKUs Bob Sheehan was named GLVC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in the past five years.
2002 GLVC Womens Soccer All-Conference
Stephanie Sandfoss, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Lindsey Siemens, Sr., Missouri-St. Louis
Colleen Creamer, Sr., SIU Edwardsville
Sonya Hauan, So., Missouri-St. Louis
Kristen Noakes, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Sara Decker, Jr., SIU Edwardsville
Bonnie Kroeger, Sr., Quincy
Hope Bushelman, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Becky Schnieders, Jr., Northern Kentucky
Robyn Withers, So., Northern Kentucky
Sam Sosnay, Sr., Wisconsin-Parkside
Rebecca Senn, Sr., Missouri-St. Louis
Jenna Silverman, Jr., Indianapolis
Carla Gomez, Sr., Wisconsin-Parkside
Lauren Cochran, Fr., Quincy
Courtney Reeder, So., Southern Indiana
Lindsay Jones, Sr., Missouri-St. Louis
Allison Wild, So., Wisconsin-Parkside
Jamie Buerger, Jr., Bellarmine
Julie Ruehl, So., Indianapolis
Angela Light, So., SIU Edwardsville
Sarah Bolte, Sr., Bellarmine
Megan Zalla, Jr., Northern Kentucky
Player of the Year: Hope Bushelman, NKU
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Erica Kollatz, UW-Parkside and Sarah Barton, Bellarmine
Coach of the Year: Bob Sheehan, NKU