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Jan. 6, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – Lara Dickenmann, Danielle Dietrich, Lisa Grubb, Melissa Miller and Keiana Mitchell of the Ohio State women’s soccer team were announced as 2004 All-Great Lakes regional honorees Thursday by SoccerBuzz.com, a website solely devoted to women’s college soccer.

Dickenmann, who led the Buckeyes in scoring en route to being named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was deemed the top first-year performer in the Great Lakes region by SoccerBuzz. She also earned first-team accolades and was joined by Miller, a sophomore defender, who was named to her second straight regional first team. Grubb, a redshirt junior, was named to the second team, while fellow junior Dietrich earned third team status. Mitchell, a freshman defender, joined Dickenmann on the 2004 Great Lakes All-Freshman team.

Last month, Dickenmann, Grubb and Miller all were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-Great Lakes team as well.

Dickenmann (Kreins, Switzerland), a finalist for the 2004 Soccerbuzz.com National Freshman of the Year award, set Ohio State single-season records with 13 goals, 12 assists and 38 points as the Buckeyes’ leading scorer in 2004. She netted six game-winners, including three in Ohio State’s postseason run to the national semifinals. Dickenmann is the third international star in the last four years to collect the top rookie award in the Great Lakes region and is the first Ohio State player ever recognized for one of the top player honors in the region.

Miller, also a 2003 All-Great Lakes first team member, helped the Buckeye defense post all-time lows in goals against average in each of the last two seasons. The Ohio State backline allowed just 18 scores in 26 matches for a 0.67 goals against average. The Cincinnati native also aided the Buckeyes in recording a program-best 13 shutouts in 2004. Miller, who has started all 47 Ohio State matches the last two seasons, scored personal highs offensively with 10 points on three goals and four assists. She scored the game-winning strike at Michigan State in the regular season and vs. Michigan in the Big Ten tournament on a 40-yard kick.

Grubb, who finished the 2004 season as the all-time leading goal-scorer at Ohio State, also tallied six game-winning goals, including the deciding strike in the “Sweet 16” win over Tennessee. The Portage, Mich. native completed the season with career bests in goals (12), assists (10) and points with 34. Grubb’s 12 goals helped her eclipse the career mark at Ohio State. She finished the season with 31scores for her career, besting the 30 goals posted by former Buckeye Lisa Suttmiller from 1994-97. Grubb was a SoccerBuzz freshman All-American in 2001.

Dietrich, also a SoccerBuzz freshman All-American in 2002, established career highs with 30 points on 11 goals and eight assists. The Cinicinnati native also netted a pair of game-winners.

Mitchell, also from Cincinnati, started in the Ohio State backline during the latter portion of the season, including the Buckeyes’ spectacular postseason run. She helped Ohio State limit 2004 Big Ten Player of the Year Tiffany Weimer of Penn State to just one shot in the league tournament championship match, a 2-0 OSU win at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Offensively, Mitchell accounted for two goals and an assist.

2004 SOCCER BUZZ AWARDS, DIVISION I WOMEN’S SOCCER
GREAT LAKES REGION (54 teams)

Player of the Year Katie Thorlakson Notre Dame Forward Junior
Freshman of the Year Lara Dickenmann Ohio State Midfielder Freshman
Coach of the Year Randy Waldrum Notre Dame
Coach of the Year, Runner-Up Mike Tucker Dayton
ALL GREAT LAKES, FIRST TEAM
PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION YEAR
Jamie Craft Louisville Forward Sophomore
Tara Hurless Illinois Forward Senior
Katie Thorklakson Notre Dame Forward Junior
Amy Vermeulen Wisconsin Forward Junior
Jen Buczkowski Notre Dame Midfielder Sophomore
Lara Dickenmann Ohio State Midfielder Freshman
Kim Grodek Indiana Midfielder Senior
Tesia Kozlowski Dayton Midfielder Senior
Kelly Campbell Illinois Defender Junior
Melissa Miller Ohio State Defender Sophomore
Jen Simonetti Dayton Defender Senior
Melissa Tancredi Notre Dame Defender Senior
Leisha Alcia Illinois Goalkeeper Senior
 
ALL GREAT LAKES, SECOND TEAM
PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION YEAR
Amanda Cinalli Notre Dame Forward Freshman
Lisa Grubb Ohio State Forward Junior
Kelsey Hans Northwestern Forward Freshman
Reba Sedlacek Dayton Forward Junior
Kara Kabellis Wisconsin Midfielder Sophomore
Shannon Schneeman Northwestern Midfielder Sophomore
Julianne Sitch DePaul Midfielder Junior
Julie Thompson Marquette Midfielder Junior
Kanisha Campbell Illinois State Defender Sophomore
Meghan Dybvig Purdue Defender Senior
Janice McGann UW-Milwaukee Defender Junior
Lindsey Portincaso Drake Defender Junior
Stacy DeLuca Dayton Goalkeeper Senior
 
ALL GREAT LAKES, THIRD TEAM
PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION
Kristy Coppes Bowling Green Forward Senior
Kimberly Dimitroff Kent State Forward Freshman
Andrea Schmitz Drake Forward Junior
Ashley Swinehart Miami OH Forward Senior
Danielle Dietrich Ohio State Midfielder Junior
Audra Frericks Eastern Illinois Midfielder Senior
Jill Krivacek Notre Dame Midfielder Sophomore
Mary Parker Detroit Midfielder Sophomore
Candace Chapman Notre Dame Defender/Forward Senior
Ashley George Marquette Defender Sophomore
Christen Karniski Illinois Defender Junior
Gina Lower Louisville Defender Junior
Michelle Meglaughlin Ohio Goalkeeper Senior
 
ALL FRESHMAN GREAT LAKES REGION
PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION
Amanda Cinalli Notre Dame Forward
Kimberly Dimitroff Kent State Forward
Melissa Dobyn Michigan Forward
Kelsey Hans Northwestern Forward
Lauren Podolski Indiana State Forward
Michelle Steinhaus Eastern Illinois Forward
Jamie Artsis Michigan Midfielder
Lara Dickenmann Ohio State Midfielder
Parrissa Eyorokon Purdue Midfielder
Monique Gjini Louisville Midfielder
Erin Doan Michigan State Defender
Mary Therese McDonnell Illinois Defender
Keiana Mitchell Ohio State Defender
Courtney Sirmans Dayton Defender
Lynn Murray Wisconsin Goalkeeper