HARRISONBURG, Va., April 4, 2011 -- The James Madison University women's soccer team awards for the 2010 season have been announced.
Senior midfielder Teresa Rynier (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley) received the team's most valuable offensive player award. Rynier was named NSCAA All-America Third Team and led the team in goals (9), assists (13) and points (31). She holds the JMU, Colonial Athletic Association and state records for career assists with 53. She was drafted by the Philadelphia Independence in the fourth round of the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer League draft.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Diane Wszalek (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) received the team's most valuable defensive player award. Wszalek had eight shutouts and a 1.07 goals-against average this past season. She was named NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team and the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Wszalek has set numerous JMU records including: season solo shutouts (8, tied); career solo shutouts (24); career total shutouts (30); and career goals-against average (1.128).
Freshman defender/midfielder Sam Lofton (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) earned the team's Rookie of the Year award. Lofton started 18 games this season and played in 20 games overall.
The JMU Coaches' Award was presented to senior Corinna Strickland (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), a defensive starter who was named to the All-CAA Third Team.
It has also been announced that rising redshirt senior Jessica Barndt (Novi, Mich./Novi) and rising redshirt junior Kelly Germain (Mclean, Va./Langley) will serve as team captains for the 2011 season.