Penn State Sweeps Big Ten Women's Soccer Individual Awards
Nov. 5, 2003
Park Ridge, IL - The Big Ten Conference office announced the 2003 All-Big Ten and All-Freshman Women's Soccer Teams, as well as individual honorees today. Penn State, the 2003 Big Ten Champions, swept the individual awards. Joanna Lohman was named Athlete of the Year while also being the only unanimous All-Big Ten First-Team selection. The junior midfielder led the Conference in game-winning goals (3) within League games, tied for second in points scored during Conference contests (15) and tied for third in Big Ten goals (6). Overall, she ranks second in both points (35) and goals (15). Lohman currently stands fifth on Penn State's all-time list for goals (35), game-winning goals (13) and points (106). She is second on the Nittany Lion all-time assist list with 36.
For the fifth time in Penn State women's soccer history, a Nittany Lion has been named Freshman of the Year, as midfielder Ali Krieger was selected as the 2003 recipient. The Dumfries, Virginia native started every game for the Nittany Lions and tallied six assists on the season. She contributed to an offense that led the Big Ten with 31 goals.
Paula Wilkins was selected as the Coach of the Year after leading the Nittany Lions to a 9-1 Conference mark and a No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. It is the second time in Wilkins' three-year stint at Penn State that she has been awarded the honor as she was named Co-Coach of the Year in 2001 along with Ohio State's Lori Walker.
Following is a complete list of First and Second Team members:
2003 Women's Soccer All-Big Ten Teams
UNANIMOUS SELECTIONS IN ALL CAPS
2003 Women's Soccer All-Freshman Team