West Virginia Wesleyan’s Pireu and Fay earn MEC First Team soccer honors

Kayla Fay

BRIDGEPORT — Yasmin Mosby (Concord), Madison Hansen (Charleston), Kiera Kuzinski (Fairmont State) and Mike Shiels (Notre Dame) collected top honors from the Mountain East Conference as the league announced its individual award winners and all-conference teams.

Mosby was voted as the Offensive Player of the Year after scoring nine goals and supplying six assists in helping the Mountain Lions to the MEC South Division title. Madison Hansen was voted as the Defensive Player of the Year for her efforts in leading a Golden Eagles unit that allowed just three goals on the year while also scoring three goals with one assist. Kuzinski, who scored five goals and had one assist for the Fighting Falcons, was tabbed as the MEC Freshman of the Year.

Notre Dame head coach Mike Shiels was selected as the Coach of the Year after guiding the Falcons to the North Division title and then leading his team to the MEC Tournament championship.

In addition to the individual honors, the league also announced the All-MEC teams. Concord led the league in first team selections with four, followed by Charleston's three. Frostburg State, Fairmont State, Notre Dame and West Virginia Wesleyan each had two players picked to the first team.

The All-MEC teams are selected by a vote of the league's coaches.

Spring 2021 All-MEC First Team

Pos. Name Cl. School

GK Kaylee Hensley Jr. Charleston

D Zoe Belding So. Concord

D Abbey Dennis Jr. Frostburg State

D Madison Hansen Jr. Charleston

D Madison Luckett So. Notre Dame

D Natalie Pireu Jr. W.Va. Wesleyan

M Kayla Fay Sr. W.Va. Wesleyan

M Ellie Gess Sr. Notre Dame

M Mackenzie GillispieSo. Fairmont State

M Yasmin Mosby Sr. Concord

F Sydney Cavender Jr. Charleston

F Audra Curtin Jr. Frostburg State

F Leah Foster Jr. Concord

F Kiera Kuzinski Fr. Fairmont State

F Courtney Smith So. Concord

Spring 2021 All-MEC Second Team

Pos. Name Cl. School

GK Taylor Kennedy So. Fairmont State

D Olivia Bekeleski Fr. Concord

D Kate Eddy Sr. Charleston

D Kellie Norris Sr. Fairmont State

D Jessica Seaton Jr. Charleston

M Katja Josipovic Jr. Notre Dame

M Brooke Lucas So. Charleston

M Laura Vierhout Fr. Charleston

M Naomi Waithira Jr. W.Va. State

F Ari Christiansen So. Fairmont State

F Alexa Karsel Fr. Davis & Elkins

F Madi Marino Fr. Notre Dame

Spring 2021 All-MEC Honorable Mention

GK: Jordan Pasalaqua (Notre Dame)

D: Zayna Hampton (Wheeling), Georgia Richardson (West Liber

ty), Hannah Smith (Notre Dame), Jadyn Tavekelian (W.Va. Wesleyan)

M: Caroline Burton (Frostburg State), Maria Cabal (Davis & Elkins), Kassandra Demps (Charleston), Ali Rhinaman (West Liberty)

Spring 2021 All-MEC Freshman Team

Pos. Name School

D Olivia Bekeleski Concord

F Toni Fiocco-Mizer Frostburg State

D Zayna Hampton Wheeling

F Alexa Karsel Davis & Elkins

F Kiera Kuzinski Fairmont State

F Madi Marino Notre Dame

GK Ally Moore W.Va. Wesleyan

D Georgia Richardson West Liberty

M Laura Vierhout Charleston

Offensive Player of the Year: Yasmin Mosby (Concord)

Defensive Player of the Year: Madison Hansen (Charleston)

Freshman of the Year: Kiera Kuzinski (Fairmont State)

Coach of the Year: Mike Shiels (Notre Dame)

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