NOVEMBER 3, 2011
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Four members of Drake women's soccer team garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference honors when the league announced its annual plaudits at the tournament banquet in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday evening (Nov. 3).
Sophomore Megan Fisher (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) was honored as a first team All-MVC selection, while junior Laura Moklestad (Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt) and sophomore Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) collected second team All-MVC recognition. Pulling in All-Freshman team laurels was Tori Flynn (O'Fallon, Mo./St. Joseph Academy).
The Bulldogs also shared the MVC Fair Play award with Illinois State for the fewest cards received during league play.
After earning All-Freshman laurels a year ago, Fisher was chosen as a first-team recipient. A threat at both ends of the field for the Bulldogs, she helped anchor a defensive unit that posted two shutouts, while being involved in 14 one-goal games. Offensively, she provided a goal on 12 shots.
Moklestad captured All-MVC honors for the third time after being named to the first team as a sophomore and to the All-Freshman squad as a rookie in 2009. She registered team-leading marks in goals (4), points (9), shots (47), shots on goal (24), and in game-winners (1).
Moklestad is rated sixth in the MVC in shots per contest (2.50), seventh in goals (4) and ninth in goals per game (0.22), while finishing fourth in game-winning goals (1) and ninth in shots (15) in league-only games.
Litch had a strong sophomore campaign in net for the Bulldogs, recording a single-season school record for saves with 132, while owning a 1.34 goals against average and two shutouts.
Litch ranks first, second, fifth and sixth, respectively, in the MVC in saves per game (7.06), save percentage (.830), shutouts (0.11) and goals against average (1.35), while finishing first in saves per game (8.00), third in save percentage (.857), and fifth in goals against average (1.29) and in shutouts (0.17) in league-only tilts.
Flynn crafted a stellar rookie campaign from her defender's slot, helping anchor a defensive unit that posted two shutouts, while being involved in 14 one-goal games.