2012 Women's soccer
Maddie Moore named First Team All-HCAC
Senior Maddie Moore named First Team All-Heartland Conference
November 6, 2012
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Senior Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind./South Adams) capped her outstanding career at Bluffton by being named first team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the 2012 women's soccer season. Junior Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) and freshman Laura Fish (Findlay/Liberty-Benton) were both selected second team All-HCAC. Moore is a four-time All-HCAC honoree, while Whitmer was honored by the Heartland coaches for the third consecutive season.
Maddie Moore had her most productive season as a senior, tying Laura Fish for team-high scoring honors with seven goals and 15 points. She fired 56 shots and buried one game-winner during her final campaign. Moore climbed the all-time scoring list, moving up to number 4 with 43 total points. Her 16 career goals is the fifth-highest total in Bluffton women's soccer history. In addition, Moore ended her career tied for third all-time with 11 assists.
Aimee Whitmer collected her third consecutive All-HCAC honor when she was again named second team All-Heartland Conference. While spending the bulk of her minutes in the backfield her first two seasons at Bluffton, Whitmer emerged as a scoring threat from midfield during her junior campaign. She finished with 37 shots, just four fewer than her first two years combined. Whitmer currently stands ninth all-time with five assists and 15th with 19 career points.
Laura Fish had a monster freshman campaign for the Beavers in 2012. She equaled Moore for top scoring honors with seven goals and one assist (15 total points). Fish's seven goals tied her for 11th all-time on the single-season scoring list. She knocked in the game-winner in Bluffton's win at conference-rival Anderson University and converted the Beavers' only penalty kick of the year at Shawnee State.
In conjunction with the All-HCAC selections, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference also announced the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team for the fall of 2012. Senior Kirsten Egts (Rawson/Cory-Rawson) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team from Bluffton. This award has been developed as part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative. Members of the All-HCAC Sportsmanship team are selected by the coaches and their teammates as individuals who demonstrate the ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field/court of competition.
Bluffton wrapped up its season with a 3-12-1 record, including a 1-6-1 mark in the conference. Full statistics and information on the Bluffton women's soccer program are available online at www.blufftonbeavers.com/womenssoccer.