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Junior defender Becky Schmidt.
Junior defender Becky Schmidt.

BAY CITY, Mich. – Junior defender Becky Schmidt of the Northern Michigan soccer team was selected All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first team on Friday (Nov. 4). Senior forward Chelsea Lyons, junior forward Amelia Johnson and freshman midfielder Kim Rietveld were named to the All-GLIAC second team.

“I’m happy for all of them,” NMU coach Matt Granstrand said. “The awards are well deserved.”

Schmidt, a native of Slinger, Wis., started all 19 games for the Wildcats in 2011. She had a goal and an assist on the season. Schmidt scored the game-winning penalty kick goal against Michigan Tech (Oct. 28) for the ‘Cats to host a GLIAC Quarterfinal game. She also had an assist against Northwood (Oct. 23).

Lyons, a native of Coon Rapids, Minn., started the 18 games she played in. She led the team with seven goals and seven assists. Lyons started the season on a 4-game goal streak when she scored five goals. She had a 3-goal game against Minnesota-Crookston (Sept. 3). Lyons had four multiple point games this season.

Johnson, a native of St. Michael, Minn., was third on the team with four goals. She also had three assists and started all 19 games. Johnson scored two goals against Northwood (Oct. 23).

Rietveld, a native of New Lenox, Ill., had three goals while starting all 19 games. She scored her first career goal at Michigan Tech (Sept. 7). Rietveld also scored against Lake Erie (Sept. 30) and had the game-winner against Ferris State (Oct. 16).

The Wildcats finished the season 10-6-3 overall and 8-6-2 in the GLIAC.


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