St. Paul, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team saw three of its members land on the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) All-Conference Honorable Mention list. Senior Jessica Richert (Freeburg, Ill.) and juniors Estee Berg (Stillwater, Minn.) and Amanda Cartony (Stillwater, Minn.) all take their place in the conference awards following a 6-11-0 (3-8-0 MIAC) season for the Gusties. Gustavus also placed Maggie Lane (Sr., Saginaw, Minn.) on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
Starting all 17 games in goal for the Gusties this season, Jessica Richert earns her spot on the Honorable Mention team after her second straight season with over 100 saves. In her 1,523:05 minutes in net this season, Richert tallied 138 saves while facing 268 shots. The senior gave up 26 goals for a goals against average of 1.54 on her way to a record of 6-11-0. The Freeburg, Ill., native finishes her career third on the all-time saves list at Gustavus after notching 282 career saves in her tenure wearing the Three Crowns. It is her first Honorable Mention selection.
A staple of the Gustavus defense for each of the past three years, Estee Berg started all 17 games for the Gusties this season. Berg was a model of consistency for the Black and Gold. The junior racked up 1,406 minutes of play, the most among all field players on the Gustavus roster. Berg earns her first MIAC postseason honor with the Honorable Mention award.
As the leading scorer for the Gusties in 2012, Amanda Cartony racked up five goals and two assists for 12 points on the season. Cartony’s five goals ranked 14th in the MIAC. The junior started all 17 games, playing a total of 1,203 minutes on her way to her second consecutive MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention selection.
Becoming a full-time starter this season, Maggie Lane represented the Gusties on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the seventh-annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for women’s soccer. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition. A captain of this year’s squad, Lane started all 17 games for the Gusties, amassing two goals and one assist for five points.