Women's Soccer: McCarthy, Miller Named All-Region

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • December 08, 2011 02:59 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia women’s soccer players Bry McCarthy and Blake Miller were named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) all-Northeast region teams today.

McCarthy becomes the 10th different Mountaineer to earn first team NSCAA all-region honors. The junior landed a spot on the all-region third team last season.

McCarthy, an Ajax, Ontario, native, led the team in assists with nine from her outside back position. She also played a vital role in helping the defense record 11 shutouts and holding 10 opponents to less than five shots on-goal this season. McCarthy is a two-time all-BIG EAST selection.

Miller, a St. Louis, native, was named a third team all-region pick and is a finalist for the Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the women’s college player of the year. She led the Mountaineers with 27 points on a team-best 10 goals, including five game-winners. The senior forward also tallied seven assists – second-most on the team. Miller departs WVU ranked in the top 10 in several offensive categories, including fifth in career goals (33), tied for fifth in career points (85) and tied for ninth in career assists (19).

Twenty one players have earned 33 NSCAA all-region honors under 16th-year coach Nikki Izzo-Brown.

West Virginia finished the 2011 season with a 17-5-0 record, 10-1-0 in BIG EAST play. The team won the program’s fifth BIG EAST division title and third conference tournament title in the last five years. The Mountaineers advanced to the NCAA tournament for a 12th consecutive season.