Dec. 27, 2011

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - The awards continue to roll in for the Miami University women's soccer team as junior forward Jess Kodiak and sophomore midfielders Katy Dolesh and Kayla Zakrzewski were all named All-Ohio, the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) has announced. The RedHawks have now placed three players on the All-Ohio teams for the third straight year while Zakrzewski was also named All-Ohio as a freshman last year, landing on the second team. The OCSA named just one All-Ohio team this year.

Miami's three selections to the 17-member squad tied for the second most among any Division I school in Ohio. Ohio State and Toledo each had three players named All-Ohio as well while Dayton led the way with five selections. Kent State was the only other Mid-American Conference team to have a player tabbed All-Ohio.

Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.), also a First-Team All-MAC and Third Team All-Great Lakes Region selection this year, started all 18 games in 2011 while tying for second in the MAC with 22 points, which led Miami. She scored a career-high nine goals, which was tops in the conference, including four in league play, which tied for fourth in the MAC. Kodiak also tied for second on the team with four assists. She notched a pair of game-winning goals and also recorded the first two multi-goal games of her career, including Sept. 16 at Evansville, when she totaled a career-best six points. She was named MAC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 24.

Dolesh (South Euclid, Ohio), who also earned First-Team All-MAC honors in 2011, started all 16 games she played. She tied for seventh in the MAC and second on the team with seven goals during the year, including four in league play, which tied for fourth in the MAC. Her 0.44 goals per game ranked third in the conference. She also added an assist for 15 points on the year, which was third on the team. Dolesh matched a career high with two goals Aug. 19 vs. IUPUI and earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts, also picking up MAC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 17 after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime at Ohio.

Zakrzewski (London, Ont.), who was a Second-Team All-MAC performer and Third-Team All-Great Lakes Region recipient this year as well, was second on the team and tied for eighth in the MAC with 16 points. She started all 18 games while recording a career-best seven goals, which tied for seventh in the MAC. Zakrzewski also handed out a pair of assists on the year while scoring two of her goals in MAC play. She tied for the MAC lead with four game-winning goals, including both her goals in league play and the other two coming in her two multi-goal games in 2011, which were Aug. 19 vs. IUPUI and Sept. 18 vs. Indiana State. She was also selected Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District following the season.

The OCSA All-Ohio team is comprised of players from the 13 NCAA Division I schools located in the state of Ohio, including six MAC schools along with Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Dayton, Ohio State, Wright State, Xavier and Youngstown State.

All three of Miami's All-Ohio selections return next year after helping lead the RedHawks to a 9-8-1 record in 2011.

 

--MURedHawks.com--