CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the Women’s Soccer All-Conference and marquee awards winners on Tuesday.
Hanover College earned two of the major award winners, with Maggie Day (Sellersburg, Ind.) and Josie Dattilo (Montgomery, Ohio) being named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively. Day led the league in shots (63) and shots on goal (39), burying 14 goals and two assists to also lead the conference in points (30).
Dattilo was a force for the Panthers on defense, earning her second straight HCAC Defensive Player of the Year honor. She led Hanover in tackles, passing percentage (completing 86 percent of her passes), interceptions and recovered balls. She helped anchor a defense that only gave up four goals in league play.
McKenzie Schneeman (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the 2021 HCAC Newcomer of the Year. The HCAC recognizes an individual in their first year of athletic participation who is a standout on the field. Schneeman was in the top-10 list of HCAC performers in league play in shots (20) and shots on goal (14) and led the league in goals (nine) and points (19). She also notched a conference-high four game-winning goals in 2021.
In his first season at the helm of the Mount St. Joseph program, Darren Gallagher led the Lions to the 2021 regular season title and a No. 1 seed in the 2021 HCAC Championship. Gallagher was named the 2021 HCAC Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, after posting an 8-0-1 mark in conference play and a 11-7-1 overall record.
Offensive Player of the Year – Maggie Day, Hanover College
Defensive Player of the Year – Josie Dattilo, Hanover College
Newcomer of the Year – McKenzie Schneeman, Mount St. Joseph
Coach of the Year – Darren Gallagher, Mount St. Joseph
The HCAC also honors an All-Conference First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention team. The members of those teams are selected by a vote of league coaches and are listed below.
For more information on HCAC Women’s Soccer, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.
All-Conference First Team
|McKenzie Schneeman||F||Mount St. Joseph|
|Molly Sheridan||D||Mount St. Joseph|
|Vivian Willis||D||Mount St. Joseph|
All-Conference Second Team
|Madison Hart||GK||Mount St. Joseph|
|Catherine Hatfield||M||Mount St. Joseph|
|Emily Reichling||M||Mount St. Joseph|
All-Conference Honorable Mention Team
|Ella Pittman||F||Mount St. Joseph|