Ackiss And Becker Named MIAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Posted on November 10th, 2016 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 Women’s Soccer Awards on Thursday and Gustavus owned two honorees on the All-Conference team in Maddison Ackiss (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) and Ashley Becker (So., Farmington, Minn.).

Maddison Ackiss earns her second All-Conference award and finished the 2016 season as the Gustie’s leading scorer for the third consecutive season. Ackiss started in all 19 games for the Gusties and registered 22 points with nine goals and four assists. In October, Ackiss helped Gustavus clinch a playoff birth by posting six goals including two game-winners to earn Gustavus Student-Athlete of the Month. In her four years at Gustavus, Ackiss didn’t miss a game and finished her career with 36 goals and 83 points. Ackiss concludes her career in Black and Gold with six multi-goal games and sits seventh on the women’s soccer all-time scoring list and also sixth in all-time goals.



Ashley Becker is now a back-to-back member of the MIAC All-Conference Team and was the 2015 Rookie of the Year. Becker didn’t take a step back during her sophomore campaign as she began the 2016 season three consecutive shutouts, earning MIAC Athlete of the Week laurels. She finished the season with five shutouts and sat among the conference leaders, ranking second with 94 saves and fourth with an .831 save percentage. 

Additionally, Josie Mazzone (Jr., Rapid City, S.D.) was recognized as an All-Conference Honorable Mention and Coursey Edwards (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. 



Josie Mazzone is a leader on the Gustie backline that only averaged 1.03 goals against during the 2016 season. Mazzone also tallied her first collegiate goal in the season opener at Nebraska Wesleyan and was one of four Gusties to start in all 19 games. 

Coursey Edwards was a 2016 co-captain and started in each game over the past two seasons.

MIAC Release


One Comment

  1. Sam McConkey says:

    Congrats to the parents !! You must be very proud.