Dec. 13, 2011
MADISON, Wis. - Senior Michele Dalton and junior Lindsey Johnson have been named to the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I All-Great Lakes Second Team.
Dalton, the 2011 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, played every second in goal for the Badgers this season. During the regular season she tied for fifth in the Big Ten with six shutouts and averaged 4.40 saves per game, fourth in save percentage (.815) and third in goals-against average (0.96) and total saves (88).
The Mt. Prospect, Ill., native was just the third Badger goalkeeper in history to be named first-team All-Big Ten joining Julie Johnson (1996) and Ursula McKnight (1994).
Johnson was named to the second-team All-Big Ten, the first conference honor of her career.
A native of Sussex, Wis., Johnson started all 20 games with one goal and four assists to rank fourth on the team with six points. In addition, she helped anchor a back line that recorded six shutouts on the season and ranked third in the Big Ten with 1.00 goals allowed per game.
At the 2011 end of the year Wisconsin Women's Soccer Banquet this Saturday the Badgers announced their team awards. Dalton was named the Most Valuable Player and Johnson was named Outstanding Defensive Player for Wisconsin.
Senior Laurie Nosbusch was honored as the Badgers Outstanding Offensive Player. Nosbusch put together a balanced offensive season leading Wisconsin in assists (6) and was second in goals (6) and points (18).
The award for Most Improved Player went to defender Joana Bielefeld. The junior started every game this year for the Badgers for the first time in her career and she improved her stats in goals (1), assists (2) and points (4).
Senior Meghan Flannery was named the Badgers Unsung Hero. Her strong play on the Wisconsin back line made the Badgers one of the strongest defensive teams in the conference.
The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team was selected for the 2010 NSCAA Women's Team Academic Award with a 3.14 cumulative team GPA.
In addition the Badgers 2011 team featured nine players named Academic All-Big Ten. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letter winners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
Paige Adams, Jr. Interior Design Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Joana Bielefeld, Jr. Psychology And Rehabilitation Psychology Brookfield, Wis.
Lauren Cochlin, Sr. Communication Arts Owatonna, Minn.
Meghan Flannery, Sr. English Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Lindsey Hamann, Jr. Communicative Disorders Cedarburg, Wis.
Alev Kelter, Jr. Undeclared Eagle River, Ala.
Nicole La Petina, So. Communicative Disorders And Spanish Warrenville, Ill.
Laurie Nosbusch, Sr. Spanish And Biology Mequon, Wis.
Leigh Williams, Sr. Communicative Disorders Tomball, Texas