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UChicago Women’s Soccer Doles Out 2017 Awards at Team Banquet

UChicago Women’s Soccer Doles Out 2017 Awards at Team Banquet

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's soccer team celebrated the 2017 season and handed out team awards at its annual banquet on Sunday.

UChicago completed the most dominant season in program history in 2017. The Maroons won their first 17 games of the season en route to a school-record 22 victories. They finished as the NCAA Division III Championship runner-up for the second time, and only allowed one goal in six postseason contests. The defense set new school marks with 18 shutouts and a 0.29 goals against average, which ranked fifth in NCAA Division III. The offense was the most potent in school history with 80 goals, 69 assists and 229 points. Head Coach Amy Reifert and her assistants were picked as the United Soccer Coaches Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year and University Athletic Association Coaching Staff of the Year.


2017 Team Awards

MVPJenna McKinney (Midfielder, Jr.)

Offensive Impact AwardJenna McKinney (Midfielder, Jr.)

Defensive Impact AwardWhitley Cargile (Defender, Sr.)

Everyday Player AwardWhitley Cargile (Defender, Sr.)

  • Recognizes the player who competes relentlessly everyday (in practice and games) no matter the role.

Phoenix AwardCaroline Olivero (Forward, Sr.) and Dana Ulrich (Midfielder, Jr.)

  • Personifies the total team player. Every decision they make represents the best interest of the team. On and off the field, they unify the team.

Legacy Player of the YearKelsey Moore (Midfielder, Sr.)

  • Recognizes the player who exhibits the qualities of character, integrity and humility on and off the field in each of their relationships no matter the circumstances.


2017 Individual Awards

All-Americans (United Soccer Coaches and



UAA Rookie of the Year


CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-Americans

CoSIDA Academic All-District

United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Americans

UAA All-Academic

UAA Athletes of the Week