HCAC Earns Seven on USC All-Region Teams

HCAC Earns Seven on USC All-Region Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches (USC) association announced on Tuesday the members of the All-Region Teams, with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) placing seven players amongst the ranks.

Jessica Wells (Indianapolis, Ind.) from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Madeline Rechel (Harrison, Ohio) of Mount St. Joseph University were both named to the All-Region Second Team. Wells, the HCAC pick as the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year, was named to the team as a forward. The senior boasted 16 goals and 14 assists in 2019, for 46 points, leading the league in all three categories.

Rechel, who was selected as a midfielder, led the Lions in 2019. She notched six goals and six assists for 18 points, earning a place on the All-HCAC First Team.  

Five players found their way onto the All-Region Third Team from the HCAC. Lexi Short (Avon, Ind.) from Franklin College was named to the team as a keeper. A First-Team All-HCAC Selection, Short was a mainstay between the pipes for the Grizzlies in 2019. She started 19 games, racking up 121 saves over the course of 1,725 minutes of action. The senior picked up seven wins and seven shutouts, with a save percentage of 80.7 percent.

Defenders Christina Rogers (Laurel, Md.) of Rose-Hulman and Bailey Dornbusch (Troy, Ohio) of Anderson University were both named to the Third Team. Rogers was pegged the HCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2019, while Dornbusch anchored the defensive efforts for the Ravens.

Stefanie Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio) from the Mount was named to the Third Team as a midfielder. The senior notched six goals in 2019, with three of them game-winning goals. Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) was selected to the Third Team as a forward. Just a sophomore, Boothby buried 11 goals and dished out four assists on the season.

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