VanHaaften named to NSCAA All-Central Region Team
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
VanHaaften named to NSCAA All-Central Region Team

BEMIDJI Minn. -- Bemidji State University soccer senior Tiffany VanHaaften (M, Chaska, Minn.) has been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA D-II Women's All-Central Region Second Team following an outstanding senior season.

VanHaaften, who started 18 matches for BSU in 2013, was a force in the midfield for the Beavers both offensively and defensively. The senior was fifth on the team with 10 points. In addition to two assists, VanHaaften posted a career-high four goals, which included a team-leading three game-winning goals.

VanHaaften scored both of BSU’s goals in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota State University, Moorhead Oct. 13 for the first multi-goal match of her career. 

During her four-year BSU career, VanHaaften recorded 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points in 69 games played and 62 starts. A defensive-minded midfielder, VanHaaften also contributed to 27 shutouts by Beavers since 2009.

The Chaska, Minn. will leave the program tied for fifth all-time with five career game-winning goals.

VanHaaften is also a three-time Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) selection and a two-time College Division Capitol One/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick.

Bemidji State completed the 2013 campaign with an overall record of 12-7-0, while it finished sixth in the final NSIC standings owning a 9-6-0 mark in league play.  In 2013, the Beavers posted 12 wins for just the third time in program history and made their fifth consecutive appearance in the NSIC Tournament before seeing their season end after a 2-0 quarterfinal loss to University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).