Nouanesengsy Named Second Team All-Big Ten; Ellis On All-Freshman Team
Nov. 5, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior midfield Lisa Nouanesengsy (Huber Heights, Ohio) was named Second Team All-Big Ten as voted on by the conference coaches. She is the first IU midfielder to be named to either the first or second team All-Big Ten since Christie Kotynski in 2006.
It's the second straight year that Indiana has had a player named All-Big Ten after Orianica Velasquez garnered second team honors in 2012 at the forward position.
Joining Nouanesengsy on the All-Big Ten list was Veronica Ellis (Naperville, Ill.), who was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team, becoming the first Hoosier to be named to that list since Kerri Krawczak in 2008.
Nouanesengsy leads the team with 10 goals and 23 points this season, helping the Hoosiers to the No. 4 seed in this week's Big Ten Conference Tournament in Champaign, Ill. Her 10 goals this year make her just the fourth player in IU history to amass that many in a single season. She is sixth in career points (54) and goals (23) at Indiana and is the only player to score three goals in a game on three separate occasions.
Ellis has played in 18 out of 19 games this season, including all 11 Big Ten Conference games. She has two goals on the year and both of them were game-winning goals in conference play. In the Big Ten opener against Minnesota, she came on in the second half and less than two minutes after entering the game, she scored the only goal in a 1-0 IU win. Then she scored the game-winner at Michigan State in overtime to help the Hoosiers keep pace for a bid to the Big Ten Tournament.
Redshirt junior Rebecca Dreher was named the Sportsmanship Award nominee from Indiana as well.
Indiana will play the No. 5 seed Illinois on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET in the Big Ten Tournament in Champaign, Ill. The game will be broadcast on BTN.com.
2013 WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL HONORS
All-Big Ten Teams
* Additional honoree due to tie. Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
Sportsmanship Award Honorees:
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