Four members of the Hiram College women’s soccer team have been selected to the 2012 All-North Coast Athletic Conference Team for their individual efforts this season. Seniors Ernestina Zappa (Brooklyn/Laurel) and Breann Mason (Mentor/Lake Catholic) were both second-team picks while senior Stephanie Takeuchi (Milton, Ontario/E.C. Drury) and sophomore Kelsey Martin (Austintown/Fitch) were honorable mention selections. [2012 All-NCAC Team]
Zappa ends her four-year playing career being named All-NCAC for the second time with both selections being to the second-team. This season, she played in 13 games until her season was cut short due to injury. Prior to the injury, she scored five goals and added three assists for 12 points. Zappa still ended up being second on the team in goals scored and tied for the team-lead in total points. She recorded 12 shots and had a team-leading .417 shot percentage.
For her career, Zappa played in 65 games and scored 13 goals, in addition to seven assists, for 33 points. Her 13 goals puts her seventh on the Hiram all-time list, while her 33 career points are tied for sixth-best all-time. In addition, her seven assists also ranks in the program’s top-ten and places her in a tie for fifth. She has tallied 64 shots and posted a lifetime .203 shot percentage.
Mason caps her playing career with her first All-Conference selection. This past season, she finished third on the team in goals scored with three and added one assist for seven points. Her seven points also ranked third most on the squad. She took 13 shots as a defender and had a .231 shot percentage.
In 53 career games, Mason scored four goals and one assist for nine points. She took a total of 17 shots to post a .235 shot percentage.
Takeuchi also ends her playing career with her first All-NCAC selection. This fall, she played in all 18 games and scored one goal for two points. Her one goal this season put her fourth on the team in that category and her two points were tied for fourth most. She tallied 11 shots this season with seven of those shots being on goal.
For her career, Takeuchi saw playing time in 62 games while scoring eight goals and one assist for 17 points. She took a total of 40 shots and had a .200 lifetime shot percentage. Takeuchi recorded one game-winning goal and was a perfect one-for-one in penalty kicks.
Martin wraps-up her sophomore season with her first All-NCAC selection. This fall, she played in all 18 games as a midfielder and scored one assist for one point. She took 13 shots this season with five being on goal, but did not tally any goals.