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Women’s Soccer Reels in Five All-Region Selections and Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

Katie Donovan, Jenna McKinney, Mackenzie Peebles, Kelsey Moore and Mia Calamari
Katie Donovan, Jenna McKinney, Mackenzie Peebles, Kelsey Moore and Mia Calamari

USC All-Region Teams

USC Regional Coaching Staffs

CHICAGO – University of Chicago women's soccer garnered five selections on the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Region Teams on Tuesday. Additionally, Head Coach Amy Reifert and her assistants were voted the Central Region Staff of the Year.

Jenna McKinney repeated as a First Team All-Region midfielder for the third regional honor of her career. The two-time University Athletic Association (UAA) Player of the Year currently leads the Maroons in scoring with 15 goals and six assists. The junior has tallied five game winners this season.

Mia Calamari earned her third-straight First Team All-Region accolade. The senior midfielder is second on the team in points thanks to six goals and a school-record 18 assists. She ranks second in NCAA Division III in assists.

Goalkeeper Katie Donovan became a two-time All-Region honoree as UChicago's last line of defense. A First Team pick, Donovan owns an 18-0 record between the pipes this season for one of the top defenses in the nation. The sophomore has only allowed two goals for a 0.19 goals against average, along with a .917 save percentage.

Mackenzie Peebles was First Team All-Region as a defender. In 18 starts, Peebles has also contributed five assists on the attack. UChicago's defense has limited opponents to only six goals in 22 games for a 0.27 goals against average.

Senior Kelsey Moore received the second All-Region honor of her career on the Second Team. As the team's defensive midfielder, Moore has cut off opposing attacks for a unit that has only given up 5.5 shots per game. Offensively, the senior has scored five goals and two assists, including three game winners.

Reifert, along with assistants Julianne Sitch and Erin Ekeberg, were the Central Region Staff of the Year for the second-straight year. It is the fifth such honor for Reifert. Earlier this season, the Maroons' staff also earned recognition as the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year for the second year in-a-row.

The Maroons own a 21-1 overall record, a share of the UAA title, and a berth in the Final Four of the NCAA Division III Championship. They will compete in Greensboro, N.C. on Dec. 1-2. UChicago has dominated its opposition throughout much of the season, averaging 3.59 goals per game. The Maroons have shut out 17 teams, eclipsing the school record of 15 set last year.