May 6, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio -- NSCAA All-American and Ohio’s Division I Player of the Year Micaela Powers was again garnering headlines following Sunday’s 26th Annual Rae Burick Women in Sports Awards banquet at the Masonic Center in Dayton.
Powers, who will join the Badgers in the fall as a freshman, was named the recipient of the prestigious Rae Burick Women in Sports award, given annually to the area’s top female prep athlete.
“As an athlete in general, and this encompassing academics and extracurriculars, this is definitely by far the best thing I’ve ever accomplished,” Powers told the Dayton Daily News.
Among her numerous accolades, Powers carries a 4.1 grade-point average, volunteers for TOPS, a soccer program for individuals with special needs and mentors special needs students at Beavercreek. Powers is also a youth coach in the Beavercreek Soccer Association and volunteers at local animal shelters.
Powers is the first Dayton area player to be named Division I player of the year in 2012, finishing her high school soccer career with 82 goals and 41 assists. The two-time All-American has trained with the U.S. national women’s age group teams and was the only high school player to train with the Dayton Dutch Lions, a top level youth academy, last summer.
Powers joins Sara Waters (Shorewood, Wis./HS), Rose Lavelle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame), Kylie Schwarz (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata), Morgan Taylor (Hudson, Wis./HS), Holly Heckendorf (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Hamilton), Meghan Ledin (Middleton, Wis./HS) and Caitlyn Clem (Okemos, Mich./Williamston) as members of the Badgers incoming class of 2013.