GODFREY - With less than a week before the regional semifinal,
Lewis and Clark Community College's women's soccer team finished
its regular season at the top of its game.
With a 17-1 record (undefeated at home 7-0) the team just
moved up to No. 8 in the nation and racked up numerous National
Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region
As a team, their record speaks for itself. As individuals,
Lewis and Clark players account for six of the 14 spots on the 2013
NCJAA All-Region Women's Soccer team.
Trailblazers Michelle Pedersen, Katye Skrivan, Emily Glenz,
Miriam Taylor, Jen Eaton and Claire Skaggs recently were named
First Team-All Region.
Pedersen earned Most Valuable Player in the Region, Skrivan
made Second MVP, Glenz clinched Goalkeeper of the Year, and Head
Coach Tim Rooney earned the 2013 All-Region Coach of the
"We have a very good group of players and I'm proud of
all the women," said Rooney, who recently celebrated his 700th
career win at the college. "If you don't have good players you
aren't going to get the recognition. I've been fortunate to have a
lot of good players at Lewis and Clark."
Pedersen, a freshman from Copenhagen, Denmark, is a top-ranked
NJCAA forward who recorded 27 goals and 18 assists this season. She
said she is honored with the MVP award, and is ready to start the
"I'm very excited for Michelle. She's had a great year and has
been a pleasure to coach," Rooney said.
Skrivan, a sophomore midfielder from Florissant, Mo., said she
felt honored to receive the region's Second MVP.
Rooney said Skrivan is probably one of the top players he's
seen play for Lewis and Clark throughout his years as head
"Katye has an incredible work rate and plays at an outstanding
skill level," Rooney said.
Goalkeeper of the Year Emily Glenz, a sophomore from
Florissant, Mo., is marking her first season as a goalkeeper with
nine shutouts and 1.12 goals against.
"Emily has done an outstanding job," Rooney said. "She was
converted from an outside back to a goalkeeper this year and her
work ethic has been amazing."
This year's postseason play will commence with the Region 24
Semifinal, beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Lewis and
when the women will take on either Heartland Community College or
Southwestern Illinois College.