Nov. 8 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – After posting career-best numbers for the Hiram College women's soccer team, sophomore goalkeeper, Ally Green, has been named a Second-Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection, announced the NCAC on Wednesday morning.
One of the conference's leading goalies, Green ranked among the NCAC's best in multiple categories. The sophomore ranked first in the conference in both total saves (108) and saves per game (8.31) while sitting second in save percentage (.831). In addition, her saves per game average ranked 45th in the Nation.
Throughout the 2017 season, Green played in 13 of the 17 games, making 11 starts on the season. In those games, the sophomore tallied double-digit saves five times, including matching a career high of 14, twice.
Green twice posted shutouts on the season, including a double-overtime draw with Marietta, and a 1-0 victory over Oberlin College.
Going against what turned out to be the league's most potent offense in the Yeowomen, Green had perhaps the best outing of her two-year career. Despite facing 26 shots, the goalie yielded no scores while making 14 saves against an Oberlin squad that finished the year with 47 total goals. For that effort, Green earned her first-career NCAC Player of the Week honor.
To go along with her overall body of work, Green was just as efficient against the NCAC. She tallied four of her five double-digit save performances against conference opponents, holding a save percentage of .828.
Against the four teams that made the NCAC Championship Tournament (Wooster, Kenyon, Denison and Wittenberg) Green averaged 9.5 saves per game, including double digit performances against the Ladies, and eventual NCAC Champion Tigers.
"This is a great honor for Ally, being just a sophomore," remarked head coach Mike Cracas. "She worked hard on her craft over the summer and through her first two years, and she has really started to come into her own.
"We are really proud of what she has already been able to accomplish, and look forward to what she can continue to grow into in the coming years."
The Second-Team All-NCAC honor marks Green's first-career award. She becomes just the fifth goalie in school history to earn an all-conference laurel, and the first since 2014 (Kailie Reed). Green is also just the second keeper in Hiram history to earn second-team honors.