Oliver named to AUS second all-star team
Atlantic University Sport has announced the major award winners from the 2012 women's soccer season and Memorial's Maria Oliver has been named a second team all-star.
Oliver, a third year defender from St. John's, is the anchor of the Memorial defense. The team's tight defense is one of the major reasons why the team improved this year.
Oliver is known for her competitiveness and vocal leadership on the field. She sees the field very well and makes good decisions. Through her varsity career she has shown her toughness by playing through injuries. It was the first time in her career she has been named a league all-star.
Dalhousie's Rieka Santilli was named the league Most Valuable Player while Cape Breton's took home two major awards as Chelsea Currie was named the rookie of the year and Ness Timmons was chosen as coach of the year. Acadia's Alana Fairfax received the student-athlete community service award.
The 2012 Subway AUS Women's Soccer Championship will be hosted by Cape Breton this weekend in Sydney.
Other members of the conference all-star team were:
First Team AUS All-Stars
Striker - Emma Landry, Dalhousie (4th year, Ottawa, Ont.)
Striker - Chelsea Currie, Cape Breton (1st year, Sydney, N.S.)
Striker - Meaghan Malcolm, UPEI (2nd year, Markham, Ont.)
Midfielder - Rieka Santilli, Dalhousie (5th year, Halifax, N.S.)
Midfielder - Michelle Yates, Saint Mary's (4th year, Fall River, N.S.)
Midfielder - Josée LeBlanc, Moncton (5th year, Grande(Digue, N.S.)
Defender - Robbyn McNeill, Cape Breton (4th, Kentville, N.S.)
Defender - Hannah Roche, UPEI (2nd year, Pownal, P.E.I)
Defender - Allison Bell-Davies, Cape Breton (3rd, Pickering, Ont.)
Defender - Meaghan Ramsden, StFX (4th year, Ottawa, Ont.)
Keeper - Chanelle Roy, UPEI (5th year, Bathurst, N.B.)
Second Team AUS All-Stars
Striker - Donya Salomon-Ali, Moncton (1st year, LaSalle, Que.)
Striker - Samantha Lagacy, UNB (4th year, Moncton, N.B.)
Striker - Shanice Maxwell, Cape Breton (2nd year, Truro, N.S.)
Striker - Roxane Pelletier, Moncton (4th year, Petit-Rocher Ouest, N.B.)
Midfielder - Danica Lundy, Mount Allison (4th year, Salt Spring Island, B.C.)
Midfielder - Brianna Ford, UNB (2nd year, Halifax, N.S.)
Midfield - Rachel Dragan, StFX (4th year, Orleans, Ont.)
Defender - Kristy MacGregor-Bales, Dalhousie (2nd year, Ottawa, Ont.)
Defender - Jenny Holland, Saint Mary's (3rd year, Shad Bay, N.S.)
Defender - Maria Oliver, Memorial (3rd year, St. John's, Nfld.)
Keeper - Taryn McKenna, Dalhousie (4th year, Oakville, Ont.)