The Michigan Tech soccer program announced the 2018 team awards. Nine Huskies were honored for their efforts on the field and in the classroom during the 2018 season.
Two Most Valuable Player Awards were handed out with freshman Grace Shaw selected as the Offensive MVP while senior Rachel Wall was chosen for Defensive MVP honors.
Shaw, a freshman from Green Bay, powered the Huskies' revamped offense with nine goals while adding eight assists in her first season of collegiate soccer. She also wrapped up the season with a team high 26 points while four of her goals were game winners.
Wall, a senior from Eagan, Minnesota, helped the Huskies record seven shutouts this year while limiting opponents to just 18 goals in 17 total matches. The Huskies ranked fourth in the GLIAC in total shutouts through the quarterfinal round of the tournament. During her career, Wall has created havoc for opposing offenses and has been an integral part of a Huskies defense that ranks as one of the best in the GLIAC and nation each season.
Wall was named Second Team All-GLIAC and to the 2018 United States Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region 3rd Team. She was a 2017 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honoree and has been selected to the GLIAC Academic All-Excellence Team each of the last two years.
Other award winners were:
- Most Improved Player—Alicia Shatrau, Jesse Jacobusse
- Outstanding Newcomer—Stephanie Yeager
- Harold Meese Sportsmanship Award—Kassity Swanson, Katri Studtman
- Scholastic Achievement Award—Maisy Snyder, Emily Zeitunian
The upcoming 2019 season will be the 10th in program history, with the Huskies reaching the postseason in each of the last seven campaigns.