Five Spartan Women Receive OCSA Awards

Five Spartan Women Receive OCSA Awards

Case Western Reserve University women's soccer sophomore midfielder Anika Washburn, junior defender Bailey George and first-year forward Merry Meyer have been selected to the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association 2019 All-Ohio Teams, while senior forward Kimberly Chen and senior goalkeeper Lauren Unterborn were named to the OCSA 2019 All-Academic Teams.

Washburn earned first team All-Ohio accolades, while George and Meyer received second team honors. Chen earned first team All-Academic recognition and Unterborn received second team honors.

In addition to the first team All-Ohio honor, Washburn has also earned 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honors, D3Soccer.com All-America Second honors, All-Great Lakes Region First Team honors, University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year of the Year honors and was selected as an All-UAA First Team honoree.

Washburn started all 19 games for the Spartans this season, leading the squad with a program-record 33 points on a program-record 14 goals and five assists. She led the UAA in the regular season in both points and goals. Washburn also set a school-record with seven game-winning goals. She set the program-record for goals and points during the Spartans' 2-0 win over then 12th-ranked Chicago on November 1st.

George, an All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honoree, an All-UAA honorable mention selection and a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region Team selection, played a major role on the Spartans' defense this season, as she has started all 19 games. She helped the team yield opponents to 10 shots and 5 shots on goal per game, and shutout seven opponents during the season.

Meyer, an All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honoree and an All-UAA Second Team selection, finished the regular season tied for first in the UAA with eight assists, and also added one goal for 10 points. Her eight assists in a season currently rank tied for fourth among the program's single-season records.

Chen played in 18 games during her senior season, finishing second on the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists. She scored game-winning goals against Adrian on September 15 and against Ohio Wesleyan on October 26. For her career, Chen currently ranks fifth in program history in career points (54), sixth in career assists (16) and seventh in career goals (19). She is a Chemical Engineering major with a 3.72 GPA.

Unterborn played in 18 games and made 15 starts for the Spartans during her senior season, as she allowed just 18 goals in 1,648 minutes and six seconds of action for a 0.98 goals-against average. She saved 72 of 90 shots on goal for a .800 save percentage. She posted five individual shutouts and had an overall record 12-5-1. Unterborn finishes her career with the second-most wins in program history (19). She has a 3.7 cumulative GPA as a Cognitive Science Major.

The Spartans received a NCAA Tournament bid for just the second time in the program's history during the 2019 campaign. Case Western Reserve ended the season with a 13-5-1 record under first-year Head Coach Jen Simonetti. The 13 wins tie a CWRU women's soccer record, while the team's 46 goals set a new program record.