Five women's soccer players selected to United Soccer Coaches all-region team

Award winners

UNITED SOCCER COACHES GREAT LAKES ALL-REGION TEAM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches rewarded the Hanover women's soccer team with five all-region awards Monday evening.

The Panthers picked up two first team selections for the NCAA Division III all-Great Lakes region, including freshman Amanda Carmosino (Noblesville, Ind.) and junior Brandi Brock (Cincinnati, Ohio).

Seniors Cassidy Evanson (Carmel, Ind.) and Shannon Hawkins (Carmel, Ind.), along with freshman Kelsey Hughes (Noblesville, Ind.), all received second team recognition.

Carmosino, the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and first team selection, tallied a season goal against average of 0.41, which led the league and ranked 17th across all of NCAA Division III. The freshman netminder also posted an .833 save percentage, which also led the HCAC and finished inside the top 20 nationally. The goalkeeper logged nine solo shutouts and was a part of all 11 clean sheets for HC this season.

Brock was also tabbed a first team all-HCAC selection in early-November, as she paced the Panther offense with nine goals and 25 total points. The junior midfielder also tied for the team-high in assists with seven, which ranked among the top three in the conference. Brock was key to HC's success late in the season, as she recorded at least one point in six of the final eight games. The junior also netted the game-winner in double overtime at Mount St. Joseph in late October, which secured the Panthers their fifth HCAC regular season title in six years.

Evanson, who is the only current member in the program with multiple all-region accolades from the United Soccer Coaches, tallied a career-high six goals this fall. The senior's last campaign also saw her log two assists and 14 total points en route to a first team all-conference award. All three of Evanson's offensive marks this season were higher than her 2017 totals, which earned her second team all-region accolades.

A backline led by Hawkins allowed a goal against average of 0.594 this season, while also recording the aforementioned 11 shutouts. The senior, who was a first team all-HCAC honoree, played a vital part in a defense that conceded eight shots per game, less than four on goal, and a .071 shot percentage. Hawkins' lone goal of the season came in a 2-0 win over Rose-Hulman on Oct. 11.

Hughes joined Brock and Evanson in an explosive, but balanced offensive attack this fall. The freshman posted six goals, seven assists and 19 points, with her helper count tying Brock for the team-lead. Hughes had three game-winning goals this season, including the lone score in a 1-0 decision against Transylvania on Oct. 17.

Hanover, who spent most of the second half of the season in the United Soccer Coaches national top 25 poll, had its season come to an end in the HCAC Tournament Championship, where they suffered their only regulation loss of the season. The Panthers went 17-2-0 overall, including a 9-0-0 mark in HCAC play, while also record the program's longest winning and unbeaten streak, which now stands at 17 matches.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu