ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association coaches met today and voted on sophomore forward Erin Weide (Madison Heights/Bishop Foley HS) as the Most Valuable Player for the 2012 women's soccer season.
Weide becomes the second straight MIAA MVP (Sam Barker, 2011) for the Bulldogs and just the second MVP in school history. Weide scored 18 goals this season including 14 of those coming in MIAA action. She led the MIAA in goals and points (40) this season and finished 27th in NCAA Division III in goals and 34th in points.
"If you see her on gameday, you know she's a great player. If you see her at practice and on campus, you find out that she's also a great person. Erin is humble, kind, and has a tremendous amount of love and respect for the game and her team. We asked her to step up this year in Barker's absence and she did an absolutely phenomenal job both as a primary goalscoring option, and as a captain. There were some impressive options for Player of the Year in this league, and I'm very appreciative that the coaches acknowledged her contributions this season. She's a fantastic representative of Adrian Soccer and the MIAA, congrats to her and her family on this honor," said head coach Ali Alamdari.