Nov. 5, 2010

TOLEDO, Ohio - Four members of the Miami University women’s soccer team were recognized Thursday night at the annual Mid-American Conference women’s soccer banquet for their achievements during the 2010 season by being named All-MAC. Senior defender Brooke Livingston, junior forward Giselle Mangal and freshmen midfielders Katy Dolesh and Kayla Zakrzewski were all tabbed Second-Team All-MAC while Dolesh and Zakrzewski also landed on the MAC All-Freshman Team.

Miami’s four All-MAC recipients equaled last year’s total while it tied for the second-most among MAC schools this year. Toledo led the way with five All-MAC members while Eastern and Central Michigan each had four recipients. The pair of RedHawk newcomers on the All-Freshman Team was also the second-most as CMU placed three on the squad while Miami had not put a pair of ‘Hawks on the All-Freshman Team since 2007. Dolesh and Zakrzewski were two of just three freshmen to be named All-MAC as well, with all three placing on the Second Team.

Livingston (Lisle, Ill.) was a repeat All-MAC selection after being named to the First Team last year. The captain of the 2010 RedHawks anchored Miami’s defense and helped lead the ‘Hawks to the Mid-American Conference East Division title with a 5-4-2 MAC record. Livingston started all 21 games this year and contributed to six shutouts on the season as the ‘Hawks compiled a 1.34 goals-against average. She also scored a career-high three goals for a career-best six points, including the game-winner Aug. 27 in a 2-1 win over Chattanooga.

Mangal (Mississauga, Ont.) made a strong impact in her first year at Miami, as the transfer started 13 games and played in 18. She scored five goals, which was third on the team and tied for 10th in the MAC, and added an assist for 11 points on the year. Three of her goals came in league play while her first two goals as a RedHawk were scored on Sept. 19 in a 3-2 win over Evansville, one of which was the game-winner, while she also had the game-winner Oct. 8 at Ball State.

Dolesh (South Euclid, Ohio) was second on the team with seven goals after playing in 19 games, including 12 starts. She also added five assists, third on the squad, for 19 points, which was second on the team. She tied for sixth in the MAC in goals and was also sixth in points while tying for eighth in the league in assists. Four of her goals came in conference play, including a two-goal game Sep. 26 in a win over Buffalo. She also had a pair of multi-assist contests, including a goal and two assists Oct. 28 at Bowling Green, which clinched the division title. Dolesh had three game-winners on the year, as well.

Zakrzewski (London, Ont.) started all 21 games for Miami as a freshman, notching a trio of goals while handing out a team-best eight assists, which tied for tops in the league and was one shy of the school single-season record. Half of her helpers came in MAC play, which tied for third, while the other four came in the season opener Aug. 21 against Alabama A&M, as she set the school’s single-game record for assists. Zakrzewski finished with 14 points on the year, which was third on the team.

Western Michigan’s Stephanie Skowneski was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year while Eastern Michigan goalkeeper Monique Budani was named Defensive Player of the Year. Toledo head coach Brad Evans earned MAC Coach of the Year honors while the Rockets’ Rachel MacLeod garnered MAC Freshman of the Year.

For the complete All-MAC teams, click here.

--MURedHawks.com--