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December 5, 2012

Moesle named to All-America team

Taylor Moesle was named first team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association for the second time in her career. Teammates Kelly Farell and Maggie Hoscheit were named to the all-region team.

For the second time in the last three years Augustana midfielder Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) has been named first-team NCAA Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association. Moesle, who just finished her senior season with veteran head coach Scott Mejia's Vikings, was also a first team selection in 2010 after her sophomore year.

She was the "Player of the Year" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in 2012 as she helped lead Augustana to the league title with a perfect 7-0 record. The Vikings were 16-5 overall and participated in the NCAA Division III national tournament for the third time in the last four years and the fifth time in the program's history.

Moesle became the first CCIW Player of the Year from Augustana when she won the award in early November. Moesle, a first team all-conference selection for the third straight year, had a dozen goals this year in addition to a school-record 12 assists for 36 points.  Moesle closed her career ranking fourth in school history with 40 goals, second with 29 assists and third with 109 points.

Moesle's teammates, freshman forward Kelly Farell (St. Ursula Academy, Sylvania, Ohio) and junior defender Maggie Hoscheit (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) were selected to the NSCA's all-region team. Both were third team picks.

Farell was a first team all-conference honoree and was named the CCIW's "Newcomer of the Year". She led the Vikings in goals scored this season with 13, which is tied for the 10th highest single season total in Augustana history. She also had 11 assists and finished the year with 37 total points, which was the highest on the team.

Hoscheit, also a first team all-conference pick, was a stalwart on defense for the Vikings, who allowed just 22 goals in 21 matches for a goals-against-average of 1.08. Augustana recorded eight shutouts during the year and gave up just 11.3 shots per game. Hoscheit was named to the Capital One Academic All-America team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She was also the winner of the Jack Swartz Award from the CCIW that goes every year to one male and one female athlete each season who displays a combination of athletic prowess and academic excellence.