The Ferris State University women's soccer team placed two players on the 2007 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) team as junior forward Tammy Unsworth (White Lake/Walled Lake Northern) and junior defender Jackie Back (Ortonville/Ortonville-Brandon) both received second-team accolades. The announcement was made recently by the conference office.
|2007 All-GLIAC Honorees|
The two were among 11 individuals to attain second-team all-league laurels while 11 others were chosen as first-team selections in balloting conducted by the conference's nine member head coaches.
For the second straight season, Grand Valley State's Katy Tafler was tabbed as the GLIAC's Offensive Player of the Year while her teammate Sue Christenson picked up GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Kristen Eible of Grand Valley State was chosen as the conference's freshman of the year and GVSU head coach Dave DiIanni earned the GLIAC Coach of the Year Award.
Unsworth, who also earned 2006 second-team all-conference honors, finished third among the 2007 team scoring leaders with 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists in 19 matches. She accounted for two game-winning goals in conference contests at Ashland (9/28) and against Mercyhurst (10/7). Unsworth compiled nine multiple-point match performances, which included a season-high four points on two occasions -- versus Mercyhurst (10/7) and against Northwood (10/14). The 5-1 forward was one of three Bulldogs to play and start in all 19 matches this season.
In 55 career matches, Unsworth currently ranks third among Ferris' all-time leaders in points (72), goals (27), assists (18), and is tied for third-place honors with seven game-winning goals.
Back compiled two points on a pair of assists in 19 matches. A starter in 18 of the squad's 19 matches this fall, the 5-2 defender tallied a helper in back-to-back conference home contests against Mercyhurst (10/7) and Saginaw Valley State (10/12).
Back has accumulated six career points with a goal and four assists in 55 career matches to date.
Ferris State closed out the 2007 campaign at 6-12-1 overall while posting a fifth-place 4-4-0 GLIAC mark under second-year head coach Neathan Gibson.
The Bulldogs also qualified for the inaugural GLIAC Women's Soccer Tournament and suffered a tourney quarterfinal-round loss at Saginaw Valley State (10/30) in their season-finale match.