Seven Spartans named to All-UAA soccer teams

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Shannon Snyder

Senior Deena Levey was named a first-team member of the All-UAA squad for her performance in the 2012 season. She was joined by her sister Leah Levey, Jessie Sabers, and Maeve Goede as All-UAA honorees.

compiled by staff reports

Led by a second-team selection for senior midfielder Eric Erb, three members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team have been named to the 2012 All-University Athletic Association team announced last Thursday, Nov. 8.

In addition to Erb, sophomore forward Patrick O’Day and senior midfielder Ross Twanmoh were each tabbed honorable mention.

Case senior midfielder and tri-captain Deena Levey was one of four Spartans named to the 2012 All-UAA women’s soccer team. Now a four-time All-UAA honoree, Levey earns first-team status for the first time in her career. Levey earned honorable-mention accolades during her freshman and junior seasons, while garnering second-team honors as a sophomore. Case has now landed at least one player on the All-Association First Team in two straight seasons. Prior to 2011, CWRU women’s soccer hadn’t had a first-team All-UAA pick since Judy Gelber in 2003.

Along with Deena Levey, Case had a pair of second-team honorees in junior forward Leah Levey and senior defender Maeve Goede, along with an honorable mention pick in sophomore forward Jessie Sabers.

Deena Levey finished tied for second on the team with eight points on two goals and a team-best four assists. A four-year starter, she appeared in 72 career matches and racked up 28 points on seven goals and 14 assists. She ranks tied for fifth in program history in matches and seventh in assists.

Leah Levey, an honorable mention pick as a freshman and first-team selection last season, tied her older sister for second on the team with eight points on three goals and two helpers. In 56 career matches, Leah has 29 points on 11 goals and 7 assists.

Goede, a four-year starter, picks up her first All-Association nod. She ranks tied for sixth in program history with 69 starts and tied for fifth with 72 matches played. In 2011, she was a key cog in a backline that recorded a program-record 11 shutouts. Statistically, she accumulated eight points via a trio of scores and two helpers.

Sabers garners her first All-UAA award after leading the team with seven goals, 16 points and three game-winners. In 35 career matches played, the second-year Spartan has 24 points via nine goals and six assists.

A team co-captain, Erb led the Spartans with 10 points on four goals and two assists. An honorable-mention All-UAA pick last season, Erb finishes his career with 41 points on 15 goals and 11 assists in 74 matches. His 15 goals tie for the seventh most in program history, and he ranks eighth in points and tied for fourth in matches played. Also a standout in the classroom, Erb was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Men’s Soccer First Team as a nutritional biochemistry and chemistry double-major with a 3.96 grade point average.

O’Day, last year’s UAA Co-Rookie of the Year, ranked second on the team with nine points on four goals and an assist. In just two seasons, O’Day has totaled 40 points on 15 goals and 10 assists. He is tied for seventh in team history in goals and ranks ninth in points.

Twanmoh, also a team co-captain, tallied a pair of scores this fall. In 71 career matches, he finished with 16 points on five goals and six assists. Twanmoh is also a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree.