Nakamura named to All-MWC First Team for 4th year in a row
For the fourth time in her career, Grinnell College women's soccer player Miki Nakamura '10 (left) has been named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team.
Nakamura, a midfielder/forward from Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha), finished among the Pioneers' all-time leaders in points (127), goals (49) and assists (29). This season, she tied a MWC and program record for assists in a game with five in a win over Illinois College. She finished 2009 with six goals, eight assists and 20 points.
Another Pioneer, Laura McElroy '11 (right), was named to the All-MWC Honorable Mention list. McElroy, a keeper from Springfield, Mo. (Glendale), had an .829 save percentage and 1.71 goals against average in conference play this season while posting two shutouts.
League champion Carroll University swept the individual awards, as Cody Callender was named the MWC Offensive Player of the Year, Ashlee Reinke was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year and Jason Bretzman won the Coach of the Year award.