Wilcox named to All-NAC First Team
LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Michelle Wilcox, a senior striker on the Lyndon women's soccer team has been named an All-North Atlantic Conference First Team selection by a recent voting of the conference coaches.
Wilcox, an Electronic Journalism Arts major from Sheldon, Vt., tallied three goals and one assist on the season for a total of seven points. She was best known for her leadership skills and an innate ability to control the midfield.
Despite a few injuries along the way, Wilcox had a solid career at Lyndon, playing on the front line, in the midfield and on defense. In total, she scored 11 goals and had three assists and was called upon to mark some of the league's top strikers.
This season marks the second year in a row that Wilcox has received All-NAC honors. She was named to the All-NAC Second Team a year ago.
Castleton senior forward Courtney Chadburn has been selected the 2011 NAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year for the fourth-straight season in a vote of the league's coaches. Chadburn compiled a league-best nine assists in conference play, to go along with seven goals for 23 points.
Colby-Sawyer's sophomore sweeper Stephanie Huntley was named the NAC's top defender, guiding a Charger defense that allowed just seven goals. Huntley also contributed three goals to the offensive end as well.
Johnson State first-year forward Chelsea Hostetter garnered Rookie of the Year honors, scoring five goals and handing out one assist in just six conference contests before being sidelined by injury.
Castleton Head Coach Chris Chapdelaine was voted Coach of the Year by his peers after piloting the Spartans to a perfect 9-0 mark in conference play, finishing unbeaten for the second-straight season. It is the fourth time Chapdelaine has been honored in his seven years at the helm of the Spartans.
The University of Maine at Farmington was honored with the league's Sportsmanship Award. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.