Motor City FC Alumni Receive Division Honors


The collegiate women’s soccer season is winding down with several Motor City FC alumni receiving high honors in their respective divisions.

Alexa Spaanstra and Courtney Peterson of Virginia were both named to the All-ACC Third Team while Spaanstra was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.

Spaanstra lead her squad in points with 20 and is tied with teammate Taryn Torres for assists with 6 and is second on the squad with 7 goals scored. She ranks among the top 10 in the ACC in points per game, total points total assists, and assists per game. She is tied for 11th overall in goals scored, assisted on four game-winning goals this season and scored the game winner in her first start against Cincinnati.

Junior defender Petersen has been a key defensive player for the Cavaliers despite missing the last four games of the season due to injury. She has 4 assists on the season including an assist in the win over No. 11 Penn State. This is her first All-ACC honor since being selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2015.

Florida State Redshirt Sophomore Malia Berkley was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Berkley helped anchor the Seminole defense at Centerback contributing to a recorded 12 shutouts in 19 games played this season, including shutouts of No. 5 Duke, No. 6 Virginia and No. 7 USC.

Kristina Lynch scored the winning goal in the 84th minute as Florida State earned their sixth Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship (fifth in the last six seasons) with a 3-2 decision over No. 3 North Carolina on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Mega Connolly assisted on the second goal of the match in the 41st minute giving the Seminoles a 2-0 lead going into half time.

Elisa Baeron scored the final goal as Bowling Green defeated Ball State in a shootout to win the MAC Tournament Title. The fifth-year Senior was named the MAC Tournament MVP. The win earns the Falcons an automatic bid the NCAA Championships.