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KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference defender Kelly Gough (Hudson) and sophomore All-OAC forward Rachel Bender (Massillon/Jackson) of the Baldwin Wallace University women's soccer team have earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) postseason honors.
Gough, who earns her first All-America selection and her third All-Great Lakes Region honor, was a third-team All-America selection and was tabbed as a first-team all-region honoree. She was named to the All-Great Lakes second-team in 2015 and to the third-team in 2014. Gough was also honored by the OAC as its Defender of the Year and as a first-team all-conference selection. She is a two-time OAC Defender of the Year honoree and a three-time first-team All-OAC selection. This season, Gough led the BW defenders with four goals for eight points. In her career, Gough appeared in a school-record tying 84 games, scored 17 goals and added four assists for 38 points.
Bender, who garners her first All-Great Lakes Region accolade, was named to the third-team. She is a two-time first-team All-OAC selection and an Academic-All-OAC honoree. Bender was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 7 team. She led the conference during the regular season with a career-high 48 points and was second in the league during the regular season with career-bests in goals (19) and assists (9). In two seasons, Bender has played in 44 games and has tallied 30 goals, 13 assists and 73 points.
BW finished the year with an overall record of 12-9-1 and an OAC mark of 5-4. The Yellow Jackets advanced to the OAC Tournament semifinals for the third consecutive year.
February 22, 2017 Women's Soccer Announces 2016 Award Winners
January 2, 2017 Four Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Ohio Honors
December 2, 2016 Gough and Bender Garner NSCAA Women’s Soccer Postseason Honors
November 16, 2016 Eight Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Garner All-OAC Accolade
November 8, 2016 Gough Headlines Women’s Soccer All-OAC Honors
November 1, 2016 Women’s Soccer Holds Off Otterbein to Advance to OAC Semifinals
October 27, 2016 Bender Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
October 21, 2016 Women’s Soccer Falls in Overtime at Otterbein
October 15, 2016 Women’s Soccer Scores Three Second Half Goals to Defeat Muskingum
October 12, 2016 Women's Soccer Defeated by Cross-Town and OAC Rival John Carroll
October 7, 2016 Women’s Soccer Defeats Wilmington in OAC Action
October 4, 2016 Women’s Soccer Drops OAC Game at Mount Union
October 1, 2016 Bender’s Hat Trick Sparks Women’s Soccer OAC Opening Victory
September 28, 2016 Women’s Soccer Drops Non-Conference Finale at Grove City (Pa.)
September 24, 2016 Women’s Soccer Nets Five Goals in Win at Defiance
September 20, 2016 Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 21 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)
September 17, 2016 Women’s Soccer Overpowers Bluffton
September 14, 2016 Women’s Soccer Beats Case Western in Comeback Fashion
September 10, 2016 Women’s Soccer Game Versus Oswego State (N.Y.) Ends in a Draw at Fredonia
September 9, 2016 Women’s Soccer Falls in Defensive Battle at Fredonia State (N.Y.)
September 6, 2016 Two Second Half Goals Lift Women’s Soccer Past Oberlin
September 6, 2016 Bender Earns First Career OAC Player-of-the-Week Honor
September 4, 2016 Women’s Soccer Wins Herb Lauffer Championship with Overtime Goal
September 1, 2016 Women’s Soccer Drops Season Opener at Ohio Wesleyan
August 29, 2016 Women’s Soccer Seeks OAC Title in 2016
August 12, 2016 Women’s Soccer Announces 2016 Schedule