MIAC well-represented on United Soccer Coaches’ All-Region squads

Augsburg's Ashley St. Aubin earned her fourth straight All-Region honor on Monday.
Augsburg's Ashley St. Aubin earned her fourth straight All-Region honor on Monday.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Twelve women's soccer players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) were honored with All-Region recognition by the United Soccer Coaches on Monday.

Five of the 12 First Team All-North Region selections hail from the MIAC, including defender Alex Balfour (St. Thomas), midfielders Kate Heimer (St. Thomas) and Rachel Waterman (Bethel), and forwards Ashley St. Aubin (Augsburg) and Megan Thompson (Saint Benedict). St. Aubin earned All-Region accolades for the fourth time, cracking the First Team squad for the third straight season, while Waterman and Thompson received All-Region distinction for the second year in a row. Waterman moved up from the Second Team last year, while Thompson was a Third Team pick a year ago.

Augsburg's Emily Chapman and Gabriela Encarnacion joined St. Thomas' Paige Cater and Tessa Trettel on the Second Team. Chapman received All-Region honors for the second year in a row after being a First Team pick in 2018. Bethel's Kaylee Peterson, Carleton's Kaela Mali, and St. Catherine's Amanda Elton were Third Team selections.

2019 United Soccer Coaches All-North Region
Pos. Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Team  Previous Selections
D Alex Balfour St. Thomas So. St. Louis Park, Minn. First Team --
M Kate Heimer St. Thomas Jr. Albertville, Minn. | Rogers First Team --
M Rachel Waterman Bethel So. Burnsville, Minn. First Team 2018 (2T)
F Ashley St. Aubin Augsburg Sr. Burnsville, Minn. First Team 2016 (2T) | 2017 (1T) | 2018 (1T)
F Megan Thompson Saint Benedict Jr. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | Holy Angels First Team 2018 (3T)
GK Emily Chapman Augsburg Sr. Elburn, Ill. | Kaneland Second Team 2018 (1T)
M Paige Cater St. Thomas Jr. Woodbury, Minn. | Tartan Second Team --
M Gabriela Encarnacion Augsburg Sr. Bel Air, Md. Second Team --
F Tessa Trettel St. Thomas Jr. Lino Lakes, Minn. | Centennial Second Team --
GK Kaylee Peterson Bethel Sr. Hugo, Minn. | White Bear Lake Third Team --
D Kaela Mali Carleton Jr. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. | Cranbrook Kingswood Third Team --
F Amanda Elton St. Catherine Fr. Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park Third Team --