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Northwestern Ohio wins the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship

December 03, 2016
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Story by Matt Hicks, NAIA Media Coordinator

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Northwestern Ohio Racers won the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship with a 1-0 win over defending national champion Spring Arbor (Mich.) Saturday evening at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

In a defensive battle that featured only four shots on frame all game, Hannah Baines had the decisive tally when she finished far post off of Julie Cazanave’s corner kick across the front of the goal.

Scoring Summary

31:37 – UNWO – Hannah Baines (assist by Julie Cazanave)

Inside The Box Score

· Spring Arbor out-shot the Racers 6-5, but put only one shot on frame, while the Racers put 3-of-5 on target
· The teams combined for only one shot in the final 45 minutes, with none on target
· Nadine Stonjek made the only save she needed to make for the Racers to get the shutout win
· The teams also combined for only four corner kicks in the game, with three going to the Racers
· It was the 20th shutout of the season for the Racers and 13th in the last 14 games

2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship All-Tournament Team

Northwestern Ohio Camilla Andersen
Northwest (Wash.) Jubilee Zevenbergen
Spring Arbor (Mich.) Aubrey Schierbeek
Northwestern Ohio Evdokia Popadinova
Benedictine (Kan.) Rosie McShane
Spring Arbor (Mich.) Bethany Balcer
Northwestern Ohio Klara Cahynova
Baker (Kan.) Keeley Atkin
Baker (Kan.) Jessica Hillebert
Northwestern Ohio Hannah Baines
Spring Arbor (Mich.) Rachel DeLancey
Columbia (Mo.) Flavia Rosado


Select Sport America-NAIA Outstanding Offensive Player
Bethany Balcer – Spring Arbor (Mich.)

Select Sport America-NAIA Outstanding Defensive Player
Hannah Baines – Northwestern Ohio

Champions of Character Select Sport America-NAIA Scholarship Recipient
Liz Intfen – Benedictine

Select Sport America-NAIA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player
Camilla Andersen – Northwestern Ohio