Jan. 23, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Amy Ludlum and sophomore Liz Theurer became just the third set of teammates in MIT women's soccer history to be named to the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III All-New England teams following the Engineers' second-best campaign since 1992. The Cardinal and Gray finished with a 13-7-0 record in 2007 and advanced to the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time in four years.
Ludlum was the primary catalyst for the Engineers' success. In addition to honors as Second Team Academic All-America and First Team NEWMAC All-Conference, Ludlum earned plaudits as a Second Team all-region pick. She finished the season as the conference's leading scorer with an Institute-record 52 points while also setting the MIT record for career goals (52). In 2006, she was named NEWMAC Player of the Year.
Theurer was named to the All-New England Fourth Team and was one of only 11 players to make the team of 44 in their first two years at the collegiate level. Her nod also marked just the second time in MIT history that a sophomore secured All-New England accolades. Theurer totaled 31 points in 2007 off 11 goals and nine assists and has scored 10 game-winning goals in two seasons.
The selection of Ludlum and Theurer marked the first time that MIT has earned two regional honors in consecutive seasons. Last year, Ludlum and goalkeeper Kat Vater were named to the All-New England teams. The only other sophomore in program history to pick up the honor was Monica Morrison in 2001.