St. Paul – Gustavus women’s soccer seniors Estee Berg (Stillwater, Minn.) and Amanda Cartony (Stillwater, Minn.) were named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (MIAC) Women’s Soccer All-Conference Honorable Mention team last week. It is the second straight season that the Gusties have had multiple players named Honorable Mention after landing three on the squad a year ago.
A four-year starter on the back line, Estee Berg has been selected to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team for the second time in her career. Berg started all 17 games this season, registering one assist from her defender position. The senior led a Gustavus defense that allowed 13.1 shots per game (6th/MIAC) and held opposing teams to a shot percentage of .117. Berg played in all 68 games of her career wearing the Black and Gold with one assist for one point. In her tenure anchoring the back line, the Gusties posted a collective goals against average of 1.72.
Emerging as one of the top goal-scorers in Gustavus women’s soccer history, Amanda Cartony earned her third straight Honorable Mention honor. The senior striker scored seven goals (t-12th/MIAC) and a career-high five assists (t-8th/MIAC) for a total of 19 points (t-11th/MIAC) this season. Her five assists and 19 points each led the team, while her seven goals ranked second. It is the third straight season that she has led the team in points scored. For her career, Cartony has amassed 26 goals and 10 assists for a total of 62 points as a Gustie. Her 26 career goals rank tied for eighth all-time at Gustavus, while her 62 points rank 10th.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the eighth-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. Gustavus’s representative on this year’s All-MIAC Sportsmanship team was junior forward Valerie Belanger (Zimmerman, Minn.).
The Gustavus women’s soccer team finished its 2013 campaign with an overall record of 8-9-0 and an MIAC mark of 3-8-0. This season’s eight wins are the most since 2007 when the Gusties went 8-10-0.