CLEVELAND—Five Miami University women’s soccer players earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors as voted upon by the league’s faculty athletic representatives, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 15).

Sophomore midfielder Jess Bronke, senior midfielder/forward Katy Dolesh, sophomore forward/midfielder Haley Walter, senior midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski and junior defender Courtney Zanotti were among 36 MAC women’s soccer players to earn Academic All-MAC accolades.

Bronke owns a 3.60 GPA and majors in marketing. She played in 20 of the RedHawks’ 21 games, making 18 starts. Bronke recorded five goals and two assists for 12 points.

Dolesh has a 3.46 GPA and majors in health studies. This is among a growing list of postseason honors for Dolesh, who makes her second appearance on the Academic All-MAC team. Last week, she earned her third Academic All-Ohio honor and was tabbed an All-Ohio selection for the third time in December. Dolesh is a four-time All-MAC selection, earning first-team honors the last three years. She earned NSCAA All-Region honors for the second time in her career and was named an NSCAA Academic All-Region selection earlier this month. A captain for the RedHawks, Dolesh tied for the team lead in goals with seven on the year to go along with two assists for 16 points. She tied for seventh among MAC leaders in goals.  

Walter boasts a 4.0 GPA and majors in middle childhood education. She played in all 21 of the RedHawks’ games, making 19 starts. Walter tallied five goals, including two game-winning goals, which tied for second on the game. She added one assist for 11 points.

Zakrzewski owns a 3.24 GPA and majors in sports studies. She makes her second straight appearances on an Academic All-MAC team. Last week, Zakrzewski was named to the Academic All-Ohio team for the third time in her career and captured her fourth All-Ohio honor in December. Zakrzewski also is a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection, named twice to the third team and once on the first team, and a four-time All-MAC selection, earning first-team distinction the last two years while being named to the second team her first two seasons at Miami. Zakrzewski was second on the team with 17 points on five goals, three of which were game winners, and a team-leading seven assists. She tied for third among MAC statistical leaders in assists, tied for 10th in points and tied for third in game-winning goals.

Zanotti boasts a 3.90 GPA and majors in middle childhood education. Zanotti makes her second straight appearance on an Academic All-MAC team. She earned Academic All-Ohio honors for the second time in her career last week. Zanotti was a Second-Team All-MAC selection this season and anchored a Miami defense that set a program record for shutouts in a season, amassing 12. She played and started in all 21 games for the RedHawks and played a team-leading 1,928 minutes.