BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Twelve women's soccer players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) were honored with All-Region recognition by the United Soccer Coaches on Monday.
Five of the 12 First Team All-North Region selections hail from the MIAC, including defender Alex Balfour (St. Thomas), midfielders Kate Heimer (St. Thomas) and Rachel Waterman (Bethel), and forwards Ashley St. Aubin (Augsburg) and Megan Thompson (Saint Benedict). St. Aubin earned All-Region accolades for the fourth time, cracking the First Team squad for the third straight season, while Waterman and Thompson received All-Region distinction for the second year in a row. Waterman moved up from the Second Team last year, while Thompson was a Third Team pick a year ago.
Augsburg's Emily Chapman and Gabriela Encarnacion joined St. Thomas' Paige Cater and Tessa Trettel on the Second Team. Chapman received All-Region honors for the second year in a row after being a First Team pick in 2018. Bethel's Kaylee Peterson, Carleton's Kaela Mali, and St. Catherine's Amanda Elton were Third Team selections.
|2019 United Soccer Coaches All-North Region|
|Pos.||Name||Institution||Class||Hometown | High School||Team||Previous Selections|
|D||Alex Balfour||St. Thomas||So.||St. Louis Park, Minn.||First Team||--|
|M||Kate Heimer||St. Thomas||Jr.||Albertville, Minn. | Rogers||First Team||--|
|M||Rachel Waterman||Bethel||So.||Burnsville, Minn.||First Team||2018 (2T)|
|F||Ashley St. Aubin||Augsburg||Sr.||Burnsville, Minn.||First Team||2016 (2T) | 2017 (1T) | 2018 (1T)|
|F||Megan Thompson||Saint Benedict||Jr.||Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | Holy Angels||First Team||2018 (3T)|
|GK||Emily Chapman||Augsburg||Sr.||Elburn, Ill. | Kaneland||Second Team||2018 (1T)|
|M||Paige Cater||St. Thomas||Jr.||Woodbury, Minn. | Tartan||Second Team||--|
|M||Gabriela Encarnacion||Augsburg||Sr.||Bel Air, Md.||Second Team||--|
|F||Tessa Trettel||St. Thomas||Jr.||Lino Lakes, Minn. | Centennial||Second Team||--|
|GK||Kaylee Peterson||Bethel||Sr.||Hugo, Minn. | White Bear Lake||Third Team||--|
|D||Kaela Mali||Carleton||Jr.||Bloomfield Hills, Mich. | Cranbrook Kingswood||Third Team||--|
|F||Amanda Elton||St. Catherine||Fr.||Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park||Third Team||--|