Ellefsen, Domiano named to NSIC All-Conference teams
Thursday, November 1, 2007
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Two Bemidji State University soccer players were named to the postseason Northern Sun Intercollegiate All-Conference teams, the league announced Tuesday.

Ashlee Ellefsen (Fr., Hugo, Minn.) was named to the NSIC All-Conference Second Team and Alysha Domiano (Fr., Dayton, Minn.) was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team.

Ellefsen led the Beavers in both goals and points this season, netting seven goals and recording two assists for 16 points. She also had two game-winning goals, tied for the team lead, and was named the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11 for games played Sept. 3-9.

She notched the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory Sept. 6 over St. Cloud State University, and recorded two goals and one assist Sept. 8 in a 5-2 win over Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Ellefsen added another game-winning goal, this one being the lone goal in overtime, on Sept. 15 against the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She played in every game this season with 19 starts.

Domiano started all 21 games in her first year and played in nearly every single minute, leading all Beaver defenders in scoring. She notched two goals for four points this year, both coming off corner kicks from Kara Smyth (Fr., Cary, Ill.). She scored the first goal of a 2-1 victory over Minnesota, Crookston Oct. 14, and also scored the first goal of a 3-2 victory over Upper Iowa Oct. 28.

Domiano and Megan Wallner (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) were the only two Beavers to start every game on defense this season.

The tandem became the 15th and 16th players to be named to all-conference teams in BSU history and the 10th and 11th in the Jim Stone era. Stone has been quite good at getting freshmen on the postseason squads, as these two give him five freshman in his six years to be named to the NSIC All-Conference teams. Kari Torgerson (2003), Katie Meinhardt (2003) and Lindsey Natwick (2002) were the other freshmen to be named All-Conference players during Stone’s tenure.

Ellefsen and Domiano are two of just five freshman to be named to the all-conference teams this year. Ellefsen was the only freshman midfielder honored and Domiano was the only freshman defender honored in the entire conference. The other three newcomers were all forwards.

Bemidji State went 9-9-3 this season and advanced to the first round of the NSIC Tournament.

NSIC Offensive Player of the Year - Holly Sutton, Sr., Winona State
NSIC Defensive Player of the Year - Kira Wannebo, Sr., Northern State
NSIC Newcomer of the Year - Maggie Fedor, Fr., Northern State
NSIC Coach of the Year - Steve Kehm, Northern State

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

Holly Sutton, Sr., F, Winona State
Heidi Woerle, Jr., D, Winona State
Kira Wannebo, Sr., D, Northern State
Maggie Fedor, Fr, F, Northern State
Amy Campbell, So., M, Upper Iowa
Megan Wilson Fr., F, U-Mary
Danielle Mello Jr., D, U-Mary
Maggie Madrid, Jr., M, Northern State
Kallie Tellefsen Sr., M, Winona State
Hillary Johnson, Sr., F, Concordia-St. Paul
Melissa Hietzman, So., GK, Upper Iowa

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

Ashlee Ellefsen, Fr., M, Bemidji State
Jenny Lee, Jr., M, Upper Iowa
Jessica Janusz, Jr., F, U-Mary
Leslie Schumacher, Jr., M, Winona State
Amelia Kasten, Jr., F, Winona State
Shanda Lester, Sr., M, U-Mary
Summer Swan, So., M, Northern State
Krysta Briese, Sr., D, Concordia-St. Paul
Kiely Bladow, Sr., D, Minnesota, Crookston
Erica Baedke, Sr., F, Upper Iowa
Amanda Diehm, Jr., GK, Winona State

ALL-CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION

Jessica Curl, So., M, Southwest Minnesota State
Liz Keller, Sr., D, U-Mary
Richelle Ross, Jr., M, MSU Moorhead
Lauren Smith, Sr., M, Upper Iowa
Jena Reed, So., F, MSU Moorhead
Alysha Domiano, Fr., D, Bemidji State
Christina King, So., D, Wayne State
Ellen Diekemper, Fr., F, Southwest Minnesota State



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