December 1, 2012

2012 All-Tournament Teams and MVP's

Messiah's Kovach and Logan Thompson received the men's MVP awards; the women's MVP honors went to Messiah's Scheibeler and Emory's Gorodetsky.

Following the men's and women's finals on Saturday, the All-Tournament teams were announced along with Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players.  

With his two game-winning goals in the Final Four adding to the previous three he had scored in this year's tournament, Mike Kovach of Messiah earned Offensive MVP honors.  For the sophomore forward, none were bigger than the lone goal in Messiah's overtime semifinal win against Loras.  His teammate Logan Thompson got the nod as Defensive MVP for his outstanding work at rightback.  The senior rarely put a foot wrong as part of a defense that never trailed in five tournament games.  The complete men's team can be found below.

Rachel Scheibeler garnered the women's Offensive MVP award after netting both game-winners for Messiah this weekend.  An integral part of Messiah's dynamic attack, the senior midfielder also scored in first round to cancel out the lone goal the Falcons conceded in the tournament.  The Defensive MVP of the women's tournament was awarded to Emory's Lauren Gorodetsky.  The junior centerback was huge for the Eagles in trying to nuetralize the high-scoring attacks of Wheaton (Ill.) and Messiah.  The complete women's team follows below.


Men's All-Tournament Team

F - User Kushaina (Jr.), Williams

M - Patrick Ebobisse (Sr.), Williams

D - Dan Figura (Jr.), Loras

M - Kevin Cavers (Jr.), Loras

M - Shintaroh Itoh (Fr.), Ohio Northern

D - Austin Windsor (Sr.), Ohio Northern

F - Nate Bascom (Sr.), Ohio Northern

GK - Brandon West (So.), Messiah

F - Jack Thompson (So.), Messiah 

M - Jeremy Payne (So.), Messiah

F - Mike Kovach (So.), Messiah  -  Offensive MVP

D - Logan Thompson (Sr.), Messiah  -  Defensive MVP


Women's All-Tournament Team

M - Erin Roberts (So.), Misericordia

M - Megan Lannigan` (So.), Misericordia

M - Keri Shannon (Sr.), Wheaton (Ill.)

M - Alexa Sharkey (So.), Wheaton (Ill.)

D - Lauren Drosick (Jr.), Emory

M - Kaelyn Lucas (So.), Emory

D - Lauren Gorodetsky (Jr.), Emory  -  Defensive MVP

M - Alex Brandt (Sr.), Messiah

F - Alicia Frey (Jr.), Messiah

D - Elizabeth Phillips (Sr.), Messiah

F - Nikki Elsaesser (Fr.), Messiah

M - Rachel Scheibeler (Sr.), Messiah  -  Offensive MVP

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