Five Land on All-Ohio Squad

Five Land on All-Ohio Squad

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Five members of the Capital University women's soccer team have been named to the 2014 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association All-Ohio Team. Capital placed two representatives on the first team and three on the third team following its second straight run into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Maura Fortino (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Becca Cartmill (Temcula, Calif.) were each named to represent Capital as All-Ohio first team selections.

Cartmill held a share for the team lead and placed sixth in the conference with eight goals on the year. The sophomore added eight assists, good for third-most in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Cartmill's 24 points over the course of the season ranked her fourth in the OAC.

Fortino set new career highs in goals scored (4), assists (3), shots (32) and shots on goal (22) as her role expanded for the Crusaders. The junior hit the game-winning penalty kick that propelled Capital into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Her best single-day performance came against Marietta College when she went off for one goal and two assists en route to being named the OAC Player of the Week.

Most recently, the duo was named to All-Great Lakes Region status, each given second team honors. Cartmill and Fortino were also named First Team All-OAC selections prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament.

Also gaining recognition after stellar seasons were freshman defender Mary Bushee (San Marcos, Calif.), freshman midfielder Amanda Kachaylo (Moon Township, Pa.) and sophomore midfielder Claire Quinn (Coto de Caza, Calif.). All three players were named Third Team All-Ohio honorees.

Quinn, a two-time All-OAC selection, held a big presence on the defensive side while adding an offensive flair. She scored two goals, including one game-winner, and added six assists.

Adding to a defense that held opponents to just 21 goals in a 24-game season was Mary Bushee. Not only did she contribute on the back line, but also showed her ability to attack with six goals scored and two assists.

On the offensive end, Kachaylo came onto the scene to score eight goals for the Crusaders, good for a share of the team lead and a top-five finish in the conference. She also added five assists over the course of her first season.

Placing five team members on the All-Ohio list marks the most for a Capital team in recorded history. Last year, the Crusaders placed four on the All-Ohio Team, as they also had in 2010.