Capital Women’s Soccer Places Seven on All-OAC Teams

Seven Capital women's soccer players were named All-OAC, including two first teamers.
Seven Capital women's soccer players were named All-OAC, including two first teamers.

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its postseason awards and seven members of Capital University Women's Soccer have been honored with places on All-OAC Teams.

Defenders Allyssa Kimbler (London, Ohio/London) and Chloe Brown (Monclova, Ohio/Anthony Wayne) were named to the first team. Mary Bushee (San Marcos, Calif./San Marcos), Jordan Fike and Carlee Murry received second team honors, and Maggie Peddicord and Kelly Bachmann were recognized as honorable mentions.

Kimbler and Brown helped anchor a defense that only gave up 24 goals this season and only allowed seven goals in OAC play, the second-fewest in the league. Brown recorded four points, one goal and two assists. The goal came in Capital's 4-1 win over Marietta College on Oct. 18. Brown was an All-OAC Honorable Mention each of the past two seasons.

In her first season at Capital, Kimbler scored her only goal of the year from the penalty spot on Oct. 24 and she picked up an assist against Marietta. Kimbler was also the only player to start all 19 games for the Crusaders.

Bushee, another defender, although one who had a lot of offensive responsibility on the wing, earned her spot on the All-OAC Second Team with three goals and an assist. The senior has now been named to the All-OAC Second Team twice and was an All-OAC Honorable Mention selection in 2016.

Sophomore forwards Jordan Fike (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and Carlee Murry (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) were also named to the All-OAC Second Team after totaling 26 points as a pair. Murry led the Crusaders with six goals and Fike was right there with five. Each chipped in two assists as well.

After being named All-OAC Honorable Mention her freshman year, sophomore midfielder Maggie Peddicord (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) has made the same list in 2017. Peddicord was a force in the midfield all year long for Capital, helping out on both offense and defense. Peddicord appeared in all 19 games this season and started 18. Her lone assist of the season came in the OAC-opener against Otterbein, a 2-1 Cap win.

Finally, freshman goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community) was given an honorable mention nod after she started all nine conference games for the Crusaders and 13 overall. For the season, Bachmann has a 1.05 goals-against average and .831 save percentage. In conference matches, those averages improved to 0.63 GAA and a .884 save percentage.

The Crusaders finished their year with a 10-8-1 overall record and a 7-2-0 conference record and were runners-up in the OAC Tournament.