NOTES: More Panther All-Americans, Academic Awards
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Dec. 27, 2010) - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's soccer team garnered some awards in recent weeks, recognizing its outstanding achievement on the field and in the classroom.
Already an NSCAA First-Team All-American, Sarah Hagen was selected to Soccer America's MVP's Second Team. She had been a preseason All-American by the publication.
Sarah Talbert wrapped up her Panther career as an NSCAA Scholar All-American Second-Team selection, the coaches' organization recently announced. It also recognized the team for its academic success with its Team Academic Award which is awarded to teams that have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
In addition to her national first-team nod, Hagen was a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, repeated as Horizon League Player of the Year and was named the league's inaugural Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in goals scored for the third-straight season (19) and points (44) for the second consecutive campaign. With another standout season, she has pushed her career total to 67 goals, breaking Lisa Krzykowski's school and league record of 57. In the NCAA Tournament First Round last month, she broke the league's record of 150 career points with her 150th and 151st. She had surpassed Krzykowski's school mark of 140 points two weeks prior.
Hagen finished tied for second in the nation in goals and is third with 0.905 goals per game. She also tied for fourth in points and is fourth in points per game (2.10). As a sophomore, she led the country in goals per game.
Talbert was an all-region third-team selection this season after being named to the All-Horizon League First Team for the second-straight year. She started all 21 games and led the team in minutes played, while contributing an assist from her defensive midfield position. She was dominant in helping UWM control the center of the field and played all but 42 minutes on the year.
Milwaukee earned the Team Academic Award for the 13th time in the last 14 years. It was one of 444 women's programs at all levels of college soccer to earn the award this season. As a squad, the Panthers boast a team GPA of 3.31.