Sophomore midfielder Rachel Alvis (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named a second-team all-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Alvis, a two-time all-Great Lakes Region and all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honoree, led Hanover with 83 shots and tallied five goals and a team-best eight assists.
She is the second player in Hanover soccer history to earn all-American honors. Former standout Kaitlin McCulloch became the Panthers' first all-American when she was named to the NSCAA's third team after the 2012 campaign.
This fall, Hanover set a school single-season record with 18 wins and finished with an 18-2-2 overall mark. The Panthers captured the HCAC’s regular-season championship with an 8-0-1 league record.
Under head coach Jim watts, the squad also set school marks with a 10-match winning streak and 16-match unbeaten streak (14-0-2) during the season.
Hanover earned a berth in the NCAA Division III national tournament for the second time in the past three seasons. The Panthers posted the program’s first tourney victory with a 2-1 win against Salem College (N.C.) in the opening round.
Published Friday, December 6, 2013