MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer team landed three players on the All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Honorable Mention team, it was announced by the league Monday afternoon.
Seniors Yutzil Rodriguez and Abby Hubbard and junior Linsey Peterson were all honored by the league. This is the third honor for both Rodriguez and Peterson and the first for Hubbard.
Rodriguez wrapped up her three-year career with the Tiger women’s soccer program with her third straight All-GPAC honor. She earned second team accolades as a sophomore and junior. As a senior in 2012, Rodriguez – a Pierre, S.D., native who transferred from the University of South Dakota prior to the 2010 season – was third on the team with four goals, and she also had one assists. She had 32 shots, including 16 on goal.
Rodriguez graduates with 21 total goals and nine assists. The 5-foot-7 forward had 144 shots, including 77 on goal, and five game-winning goals.
This is the third honorable mention honor for Peterson, a junior from Pierre. She scored two goals and had one assists this season, and scored one game-winning goal. Peterson also had 27 shots, including 11 on goal. Her speed and athleticism in the midfield helped the DWU offense make plays this season.
Hubbard, a De Smet, S.D., native, had seven shots, including two on goal, this season. The midfielder scored 10 goals and had 13 assists, and scored three game-winning goals in her four-year career with Dakota Wesleyan.
Dakota Wesleyan went 2-11-1 overall this season and 2-7-1 in the GPAC. The Tigers were the No. 8 seed in the league’s postseason tournament. DWU loses three seniors in Hubbard, Rodriguez and goalie Kari Durham to graduation this spring.