November 7, 2007

Ludlum and Theurer Named All-Conference In Women's Soccer

Nov. 6, 2007

BABSON PARK, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2007 women's soccer post-season awards on Tuesday and MIT's dynamic forward tandem of Amy Ludlum and Liz Theurer both received all-conference plaudits. Ludlum, who secured her third consecutive league honor, led the way after being tabbed as a First Team selection.

Ludlum, who enjoyed accolades as the 2006 NEWMAC Player of the Year, led the league for the second straight season in goals and points. At the conclusion of the regular season, Ludlum was ranked second in the NCAA in points per game.

Theurer earned Second Team All-Conference honors after serving up top with Ludlum. The duo comprised the most formidable tandem in the league, with Theurer finishing the season with 11 goals and 31 points.

NEWMAC regular season and tournament champion Wheaton College led the way from a conference standpoint with a total of five All-Conference selections. Wheaton senior back Erin Davis was named NEWMAC Player of the Year after helping lead the Lyons to a 21-0-1 record, including a perfect 9-0-0 in NEWMAC play. In addition, teammate Melida Alvarez was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, while Wheaton head coach Luis Reis was honored as NEWMAC Coach of the Year. Mount Holyoke College received the conference's annual Sportsmanship Award.

Joining Ludlum and Davis on the All-Conference First Team were teammates Emily Hough, Jenna Rabesa and Alessia Viscomi, Babson's Meg Lynch, Springfield's Nicole Hanewich and Kayla Thibeault, Kristen Garza of WPI and Wellesley's Jennifer Lau and Katie Martore.

The Second Team All-Conference unit was comprised of Theurer, Sam Bartman and Jackie Graham of Babson, Clark's Joanna Clark and Julia Rizzo, Mount Holyoke's Lauren Orr, Smith's Lauren Batchel and Etta Grover-Silva, Springfield's Delaney Cantrall and Lauren Peltier, and Barrie Lindsay from Wheaton.