Zwiercan tabbed Regional Player of Year

By on November 21, 2017

Cocalico graduate Emily Zwiercan (24) earned Regional Player of the Year honors at Kutztown University. (Photo by Missi Mortimer)

The accolades continued to come in for the Kutztown University women’s soccer team and star Emily Zwiercan, a Cocalico High School graduate.

Zwiercan, along with teammates Morgan Staley and Maddie Mohr (Elizabethtown) were recently named to the women’s soccer All-Atlantic Region First Team, sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) and voted on by the region’s sports information directors.

The First Team trio now moves on to the All-America ballot.

Along with her first-team honors, Zwiercan was tabbed the Atlantic-Region Player of the Year. It was her first career First Team All-Region accolade. She was also named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athlete of the Year.

Zwiercan was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team this season. The First Team All-PSAC performer is a two-time Dean’s List member and was a PSAC Scholar-Athlete honoree last season.

The forward earned Division II National Athlete of the Week honors and PSAC Athlete of the Week recognition after an 11-point week in early Sept. She tallied 14 goals (third in PSAC), nine assists (first) and 37 points (first) this season. The nine assists and 37 points lead KU, and 14 goals is tied for the team-lead.

Zwiercan is fourth in program history with 15 career assists, and is 10th in career points with 53.

The Golden Bears finished the 2017 season 16-4-1, tied for the second most wins in program history. They made their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in the last nine years, falling in the Atlantic Region First Round 2-1 to Notre Dame (OH).

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