Oct. 30, 2009
CHICAGO - Five Loyola University Chicago women's soccer players have been named to 2009 All-Horizon League teams, the League office announced today. Seniors Cynthia Morote-Ariza and Julie Colhoff earned All-League first team honors, senior Casey Berrier and sophomore Katie Groesch earned second team honors and freshman Chelsie Stokes was named to the League's All-Newcomer team.
Morote-Ariza garners her fourth All-League honor despite missing the majority of the season due to injury. The senior has played in three matches this season and scored the game-winning goal against Detroit on Oct. 23. Morote-Ariza was named League Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
Colhoff earns her second All-League nod after being named second team All-League in 2008. The defender has played in all but one match this season for the Ramblers as one of the key pieces of Loyola's defensive front.
Berrier also earns her second All-League honor after being named to the All-League second team and All-Newcomer team in 2006. Berrier, another key part of the Rambler defense, has posted a goal and two assists for the Ramblers in 20 matches this season.
Groesch earns All-League honors for the second straight year, starting all 20 matches for Loyola in goal. The Rambler keeper has recorded 76 saves, seven shutouts and a 1.48 goals against average through the regular season.
Stokes garners All-Newcomer status after playing in 19 of the team's 20 matches and earning 13 starts in her first season.
The fourth-seeded Ramblers host fifth-seeded Butler this Sunday (Nov. 1) in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Loyola Soccer Park. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT.