The Division 3 Women’s Soccer season is opening up this week. As teams begin to prepare for their opening matches, Division3Sports News is pleased to announce our Pre-Season All-American Team selections.
Sarah McDonald, Sr./GK – McDaniel
McDaniel keeper Sarah McDonald earned honors as a Second-Team NSCAA All-American and a First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection during her time in net last season for the Green Terror. A First-Team All-Centennial Conference selection, McDonald started 20 games in goal, posting a 0.67 goals-against average and .843 save percentage. Individually, she posted nine shutouts and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week four straight times in October.
The Green Terror set a new program record with 18 wins, and concluded the season with a record of 18-3-1 (8-0-1 CC) advancing to the CC championship game and NCAA tournament third round.
Danielle Sim, Sr./D – Williams
Danielle Sim was a New England Small College Athletic Conference First Team selection for Williams after the 2016 season. Sim started 17 games and chipped in one goal for the Ephs during last fall’s campaign.
Sim was an anchor for the Ephs defensive unit that surrendered just six goals on the year, led the NESCAC in goals against average (0.35) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
Emily Maxwell, Sr./D – Lynchburg
An All-South Atlantic Region First Team selection, Lynchburg’s Emily Maxwell started in all of the Hornets 21 games and helped their defense become nearly impenetrable earning the center-back First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors.
The Hornets allowed just six goals and recorded a 0.277 goals against average during the 2016 season, ranking third in the nation.
Kristen Parrish, Sr./D – Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons returns All-American defender Kristen Parrish and is the odds-on favorite to win their 15th consecutive American Southwest Conference championship.
Parrish and the Cowgirl defense had 20 shutouts last season, while on offense Parrish added 11 goals of her own.
Maggie Crist, Jr./MF – WashingtonU
Maggie Crist started 22 games last season and controlled the midfield for the National Champion WashU Bears. She added a one goal, recording 29 shots on the 2016 season.
A First-Team all-University Athletic Association and all-Central Region selection in 2016, Crist was also part of the WashU defense which set a single-season school record with 18 shutouts and a 0.32 goals against average.
The Bears defensive unit also allowed eight goals on the season, tied for the lowest mark in school history.
Jessica Goldman, Sr./MF – TCNJ
Junior midfielder Jessica Goldman started in all 19 of her appearances in 2016. She finished third on the team in points with 19 and second on the team with seven assists, including two in the Lions 7-0 victory over Marywood in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
On the season, Goldman scored six goals, two of which were game winners over New Jersey City and Rutgers-Newark. She was named 1st-Team All-New Jersey Athletic Conference, NJAC Midfielder of the Year, and First-Team All-South Atlantic Region
Jenna McKinney, Jr./ MF – Chicago
Junior midfielder Jenna McKinney led Chicago in points with 36 during the 2016 campaign, good for the fourth highest in program history. McKinney posted a team-leading 14 goals to go with eight assists, tallying five game-winning goals during the season.
An NSCAA First-Team All-American, she is also a two-time All-region and All-University Athletic Association selection and was the 2016 UAA Most Valuable Player.
Mia Calamari, Sr./MF – Chicago
A Third-Team NSCAA All-American last season, Chicago’s Mia Calamari shattered the school’s career assists record early in her junior season en route to a team-high 12 assists – the third-highest single-season total in Chicago history.
The First-Team all-UAA selection also set a new career-high with eight goals to rank second on the Maroon stat sheet in that category.
Calamari started all 23 games for the Maroons, and is a two-time All-Region selection.
Kami Jones, Sr./F – Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons forward Kami Jones is coming off a 2016 season having ranked second in the nation with 16 assists, seventh in goals with 23, and third in points with 62.
Named a First-Team All-American along with First-Team All-American Southwest Conference as well as the ASC Offensive Player of the Year.
Jones posted nine game-winners in 2016, and tallied a four-goal game against McMurry.
Hannah Guzzi, Sr./F – Amherst
During the 2016 season Guzzi set a new program scoring record for most points in a single season, and tied the program’s single-season goal record. She closed out the New England Small College Athletic Conference campaign leading the league with 43 points and 21 goals.
Guzzi scored in 14 of Amherst’s 21 games, had five two goal performances, and seven game winning goals to help the Amherst Women’s Soccer Team to its first NESCAC championship in five years.
Her junior season was marked with accolades, as Guzzi was named to the First Team All-NESCAC, First Team All-New England, Second Team NSCAA Scholar All-America, and Third Team NSCAA All-America.
Autumn Sorice, Sr./F – Western Connecticut
Western Connecticut senior forward Autumn Sorice returns to the field as the two-time defending Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Sorice dominated during the 2016 season, achieving career highs and leading the Little East Conference in all of the major offensive categories.
Sorice scored 23 times, which is more than double the league’s second leading scorer and also recorded 12 assists for 58 total points.
A First-Team NSCAA All-New England Region Team, Sorice and the Colonials reached the LEC Championship for the second consecutive season.