KANSAS CITY, MO — The No. 1-ranked University of Lynchburg women’s soccer team won the first team national championship in school history Dec. 6, knocking in four penalty kicks to Williams College’s three after ending double overtime scoreless.
Head Coach Todd Olsen was subsequently named the Divison III National Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Dr. Olsen led the Hornets to the 2014 DIII National Championship title with a 27-0-1 mark which matched a national record for wins in a season and broke the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) record for wins, shutouts, consecutive shutouts, goals scored and points recorded in a season.
Senior Angela Bosco was named the Division III National Player of the Year after being named a first-team All-American.
Samantha Bagherpour ’17 also made College history by winning the school’s first ELITE 89 award at the NCAA Division III Soccer Championship banquet.
The Championship Game
Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Audrey Thomas, Williams
Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Emily Maxwell, Lynchburg
Mary Kate Schmidt, Illinois Wesleyan
Emily Nagourney, Johns Hopkins
Alaina Arthur, Johns Hopkins
Angela Bosco, Lynchburg
Marina Clark, Lynchburg
Emily Maxwell, Lynchburg
Tess Frelick, Lynchburg
Mai Mitsuyama, Williams
Maddie Swarr, Williams
Audrey Thomas, Williams
Lilly Wellenbach, Williams