Five Spartans Named All-North Region
Dec 2, 2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches announced their 2019 All-Region Teams on Monday, with five UD women soccer student-athletes garnering All-North Region Honors.
Victoria Roethler highlighted the group with first team honors. The junior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa started all 19 games in goal for the Spartans, totaling 1608:23 minutes in net. Roethler saved 67 shots and only allowed 20 goals for a goal allowed average of 1.06. On her way to a 12-5-2 record, she posted eight shutouts, the most among all American Rivers Conference goalkeepers.
Three time All-Conference honoree, Carissa Brown (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) was named Second Team All-North Region after her play during her junior season. Brown UD held down the Spartan backline, limiting opponents to 167 shots, 56 less shots than the Spartans have taken. Brown took just four shots in 2019, scoring one goal and handing out one assist for three points.
Seniors and co-captains, Amanda Chlebek and Alexa Martin picked up Third Team All-North Region honors to close out their careers. Martin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie) was named all-conference for the third straight season. She has dished out a career-high 12 assists, which gives her the second most assists in the conference, one behind the leader. The 12 assists also are the fifth most in a single season in program history. To go along with the assists, Martin has started all 19 games and scored one goal, which was a game-winner in a 3-2 win over Monmouth.
Chlebek (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East) grabbed the first all-conference honors of her career. In her senior season, the midfielder was as reliable as they come, coming away with four goals and one assists for nine points. Chlebek played and started in all 19 games for the Spartans in 2019 and has one game winning goal.
Brooke Brodzinksi (Minooka, Ill./Minooka) made an impact during her freshman campaign to earn third team honors with Martin and Chlebek. Brodzinski started 18 of 19 games and led UD with six goals, which is good for the 12th most in the conference. She also led the team in shots, firing 64 shots in 2019, with the next highest being 23.