Trio of Bulldogs Named All-Region Scholars by United Soccer Coaches

Trio of Bulldogs Named All-Region Scholars by United Soccer Coaches

KANSAS CITY – The United Soccer Coaches (USC) announced the 2018 Division III Women's Soccer Scholar All-North/Central Region Teams on Monday, Dec. 10, with three Bulldogs being named to the teams. Junior goalkeeper Ayverie Giller was named to the First Team, junior forward Caroline Fleming was named to the Second Team, and senior defender Rachel Rodeheffer was named to the Third Team.

Giller started every match in goal for the Bulldogs and played a key role in helping Adrian have one of the best defenses in the conference. Giller finished tied for second in the conference in goals against average, allowing just 0.80 goals per match this season. She played a key role in the team's shutout streak of 574 minutes and 52 seconds without allowing a goal. Giller picked up Third Team All-Central Region honors from the USC earlier in the year to go along with her First Team All-MIAA selection. She is a Biology major and has earned a 3.76 GPA.

Fleming finished the year tied for the team lead in goals and leading the team in assists and points, setting new career highs in goals and points, with 11 and 31, respectively. She tied her career-high for points in a game with six points from two goals and two assists in the Oct. 20 match at Trine. Fleming also led the conference in points and assists (nine), and was tied for third in the MIAA for goals. She is currently sixth on the all-time points list in program history with 66 points so far. Fleming was named to the USC All-Central Region Second Team and All-MIAA First Team for the second consecutive season earlier in the year. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American® last week for the first time in program history. Fleming has compiled a 3.99 GPA as an Athletic Training major off the field.

Rodeheffer was Adrian's stalwart on the back line, allowing only 15 goals in 21 matches for a 0.70 average. Rodeheffer contributed on the offensive end as well, scoring three goals this year, including two on Monday, Oct. 22 against North Central College. She also added an assist in the conference championship match against Hope on Saturday, Nov. 3 to help secure Adrian's first MIAA Tournament Championship. Rodeheffer was named to the USC All-Central Region Third Team and All-MIAA First Team each of the last two seasons. Rodeheffer will be looking to graduate with a degree in Exercise Science this spring and has posted a 3.88 GPA.

This year was one of the best seasons in program history. The Bulldogs won 14 games, second-most in a season after the 17 win and regular season title year in 2011. Adrian won its first-ever MIAA Tournament Championship which qualified the Black and Gold for the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament for the first time in program history. The Bulldogs ended up losing to Loras in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in double overtime on a free kick from just outside the box in the 103rd minute.

 

Full USC Women's Scholar All-North/Central Region Teams

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