A pair of Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer players have been named to the All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer team for the 2006 season. Forward Amy Larson (Bloomington, Minn.) and defender Shannon Quealy (Plymouth, Minn.), both seniors, were named to the first team, while senior midfielder Alison Rethwisch (Lakeville, Minn.), junior forward Jenna Iaizzo (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and first-year defender Rachel Iblings (Plymouth, Minn.) received honorable mention.
Larson, an honorable mention All-MIAC selection each of the past two seasons, led Gustavus offensively this season from her forward position with team highs in points (18), goals (7) and assists (4). Larson finishes her career with 56 points on 21 goals and 14 assists, ranking tenth all-time in points and tied for seventh all-time in assists at Gustavus. Larson finished as the team leader in assists in each of her four seasons as a Gustie and the team leader in points in her final three.
Quealy started all 18 games for the Gusties recording a pair of assists from her defender position. As Gustavus’ central defender, she provided the last line of defense in front of the team’s goalkeepers.
Rethwisch also started all 18 games for Gustavus and while she didn’t record a point during the season, Rethwisch played an essential role in ball movement from her outside midfielder position.
Iaizzo finished second on the team in scoring with 10 points. Her four goals also ranked second on the team while her two assists were tied for third. Iaizzo had the game-winning goal in Gustavus’ 3-2 win over St. Thomas on Oct. 10 and the game-tying goal in the Gusties’ 1-1 double-overtime tie with St. Olaf on Sept. 30.
Iblings started all 18 games and finished the year as Gustavus’ third-leading scorer with five points on a goal and three assists.
First-year Chelsea Craven (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) was Gustavus’ selection on the first-ever All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. Craven played in all 18 games and tallied a pair of goals.
The Gusties finished the year on a three-game winning streak to end up at 8-8-2 overall, 5-4-2 in the MIAC.