News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 1, 2013

Metro/prep roundup: Woods' Loebker, Morrison honored by USCAA

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College placed two players on the USCAA women’s soccer All-American team, which was announced this week.

Sophomore Amanda Loebker, a Terre Haute native, was named to the All-American First Team and senior Samantha Morrison was named to the All-American Honorable Mention Team.

Receiving national honors for the first time in their collegiate careers, both Loebker and Morrison have excelled on the soccer field this season. Loebker led the Pomeroys in scoring for the second straight year with 15 goals, the most scored in USCAA. She has accumulated 24 goals over the past two seasons.  

Morrison led the Pomeroys in assists for the second straight year.  She recorded six assists and scored three goals during the 2013 season. The senior standout has been one of the most versatile players, totaling 14 goals and 16 assists during her four-year career. Her 16 assists set a new school record for career assists. Along with senior teammate Julie Debish, she has also been named a USCAA Academic All-American for the third straight time.  

The last Pomeroys to earn the All-American honor was during the 2010 season when former players Erin Pugh and April Baranowski were named to the distinguished list.

“Amanda and Samantha would stand out on almost any small college team and have proven themselves time and again, even when our records have gone a little against us,” SMWC head coach Mike Aycock said. “The spirit of excellence they have brought to this team, from the practice field forward, has helped change our team culture and will be felt for a long time.  I look forward to another two seasons with Amanda and the team that these two have helped create.”

Prep volleyball

Robinson advances — Robinson defeated Newton 2-1 to advance to the IHSA Newton Sectional on Thursday. The Maroons will play the winner of the Pana Regional at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Robinson    25    23    25

Newton    22    25    14

— Robinson plays the Pana Regional winner at the Newton Sectional next Tuesday.