Eight receive All-NCAC honors

(L-R) Jocelyn Festle, Andrea Witte, Andrea Karl and Logan Berlet
(L-R) Jocelyn Festle, Andrea Witte, Andrea Karl and Logan Berlet

The Denison women's soccer team landed a league-best eight players on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference squad on Thursday afternoon.

The quartet of seniors Jocelyn Festle and Andrea Karl, and sophomores Andrea Witte and Logan Berlet headlined the all-conference team with first-team recognition.  Junior Allison Scarlott and first-year Anne Denz landed on the second team, while junior Gen Eng-Surowiec and freshman Jessica Skelly earned honorable mention accolades.

For the second-consecutive year, Festle and Witte landed on the All-NCAC first team.  The senior midfielder closed out her final season in Granville with a team-high tying six goals and 13 points.  She also recorded two game-winning goals and went a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty kick attempts.  Witte, the 2012 NCAC Newcomer of the Year, co-led the conference with seven assists while her 13 points were second-best on the team.

A three-time All-NCAC selection, Karl made her first appearance on the first team after posting a 0.96 goals-against average with seven shutouts in 19 starts this season.  The two-time Academic All-American recorded five-straight shutouts against league opponents to close out the 2013 season.  A four-year starter in goal, Karl leaves Denison with a 0.87 GAA, a .799 save percentage and 31 shutouts in 80 career starts.  Berlet also debuted on the first team.  In her first season with the Big Red, the sophomore transfer co-led the team with six goals, while her 15 points and three game winners lead the squad.  Berlet recorded her first-collegiate hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Earlham on Sept. 25.

Scarlott received All-NCAC honors for the first time in her career after helping the DU defense post seven shutouts this season.  On Oct. 29 against Oberlin, Scarlott put the final stamp on a 4-0 victory with her first-career goal in the 89th minute of play.  In her rookie season, Denz scored two goals, including a game winner, and dished out two assists.  Both Scarlott and Denz started all 19 games for the Big Red in 2013.

A first-team honoree in 2012, Eng-Surowiec earned All-NCAC honors for the second-consecutive year.  Along with Karl and Scarlott, the junior defender helped Denison keep seven different opponents off the scoreboard this year.  Skelly made her first all-conference appearance after finishing second on the team in goals (4) and fourth in points (9).  The freshman started 15 of 16 games this season, including a string of 10-consecutive starts to close out the year.