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Straehler, Apazeller earn NSCAA all-region honors

Straehler, Apazeller earn NSCAA all-region honors
2011 NSCAA All-Central Region Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior Lauren Straehler and sophomore Ashley Apazeller were named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region Second and Third team, respectively, the organization announced Saturday, Dec. 10.

Straehler (midfielder, Pewaukee, Wis.) led the Falcons with 38 points - 15 goals, eight assists. She also scored three game-winning goals and was 1-for-1 on penalty kicks. The 5-foot-6, right-footer was also named All-Northern Athletics Conference First Team after leading CUW to the quarterfinals of the NAC Tournament.

Apazeller (forward/defender, Jackson, Wis.) scored three goals and tallied five assists. The 5-foot-4, right-footer played all three positions on the field throughout the year and helped the Falcons defense allow just 16 goals in 12 NAC matches. She was also named to the All-NAC Second team for her efforts this past season.

It is the first time ever in CUW women's soccer history that two players have earned NSCAA all-region honors in the same season. In addition, Straehler and Apazeller are two of just eight student-athletes from the NAC to receive this honor.