Eight Wildcats named to All-Big Ten Teams
By Adam Bakr
Eight Northwestern women’s soccer players received All-Big Ten honors for their play this season, the Big Ten announced Thursday. The ‘Cats’ eight honorees are the most of any team in the conference and the most in program history.
Meg Boade was the lone Wildcatnamed to the First Team. She finished the season with six goals and two assists, and was the team’s leading scorer in conference play with five goals.
Aurea Del Carmen, Rowan Lapi, Emma Phillips and Mia Raben were all voted onto the Second Team. Del Carmen was second on the team in points, with six goals and five assists. Lapi, Phillips and Raben helped anchor the conference’s second best defense, which allowed just 12 goals all season. Lapi and Phillips also contributed on the attacking end with five and three goals respectively.
Josie Aulicino, Caterina Regazzoni and Danika Austin rounded out the selections, making the Third Team. Aulicino led Northwestern with seven goals, and the entire Big Ten with eight assists. Regazzoni was also voted as Freshman of the Year, proving to be vital for the team on both ends. The Switzerland native tailed five goal involvements from her defensive midfield position next to Lapi. Austin rounded out the selections as another major contributor to the team’s defensive record.
Rutgers saw the second highest number of players selected for All-Big Ten honors with six. The two sides meet in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday at noon.