Six Standouts Named To All-America Teams
Dec. 16, 2003
The Big Ten placed six student-athletes on the NSCAA/adidas 2003 Division I Women's Soccer All-America team with Penn State leading the way with two First Team honorees. Nittany Lions senior Joanna Lohman and sophomore Tiffany Weimer were joined by Illinois' junior goalkeeper Leisha Alcia on the First Team.
Lohman, a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy finalist and CoSIDA Academic All-American, is receiving the honor for the third-straight year. The Big Ten Player of the Year led Penn State to its sixth-straight Conference crown, sixth-straight NCAA College Cup quarterfinal appearance and an overall record of 19-3-3.
Weimer, an All-Conference first team selection, led the Big Ten in points (51) and goals (21) in all games and in League action with 28 and 13, respectively.
Alcia collected All-Big Ten honors first-team while anchoring an Illini squad that recorded its best season in school history. Illinois won its first-ever Conference Tournament and finished the season with a 16-4-2 mark. The junior net-minder led the League with a .54 goals against average and 12 shutouts. Alcia is Illinois' first-ever All-America first-team honoree.
Teammate Tara Hurless and Purdue's Annette Kent were named to the Second Team while Ohio State's Melissa Miller was a Third Team selection.