(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) - Seven Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer players were honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) coaches on Thursday, November 9 for their play throughout the 2017 season in which the team finished 13-2-2 with a 5-1-1 showing in the league. Seniors Haili Adams (Kirkland, Wash. / Juanita) and Alex Moy (Southborough, Mass. / Algonquin Regional), along with freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) led the Tartan honorees with first-team recognition.
Joining the first-team members on the All-Association squad are senior Tori Iatarola (West Dundee, Ill. / Loyola Academy) and sophomore Camille Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio / The Seven Hills School) on the second team while senior Katie Strycharz (Potomac Falls, Va. / Dominion) and junior Tessa Allen (Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Bishop Montgomery) received honorable mention accolades.
Adams earned her third UAA honor and second straight selection to the first team after leading the team with 10 goals scored this season. She tallied four goals in UAA play, including three game winners. Moy is recognized for the first time after starting all 17 games at outside back for the Tartans. She recorded the game-winning goal against Emory and was part of the defense that recorded 11 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.46.
Contributing to that goals against average was Botz who started in goal for the Tartans all season. She earned nine shutouts while sharing the other two. Botz made 29 saves for the season, including two against Washington University which helped the Tartans defeat the Bears for the first time since 2005.
Iatarola earned her fourth All-UAA honor and second recognition on the second team. The senior midfielder scored two goals this season while helping the Tartans control possession and spread out the offensive attack. Williams, who was an honorable mention selection last year, started every game at center back for the Tartans limiting the oppositions attack.
Strycharz picked up her third All-UAA honor and second showing on the honorable mention team. The outside back who also played wide in the midfield for the Tartans scored two goals this season. Allen started the final six games of the season for the Tartans at the defensive midfield, collecting two of her three assists for the Tartans during that stretch.
The Tartans continue their season on Saturday, November 11 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship. It marks the sixth straight season the Tartans have earned qualification to the national tournament. The Tartans, ranked eighth in the nation, will be hosting first and second round action for the fourth time and open the tournament at 5:30 p.m. against Farmingdale State College.