Boyer, Chen tabbed for NSCAA all-region team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Allie Chen and Meg Boyer have been selected for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division III 2012 All-Mid-Atlantic Region women's soccer team, as released by the organization Wednesday afternoon.
Both Boyer, a first-team all-region selectee, and Chen (third-team) were named first-team All-Centennial Conference performers earlier this postseason, and each player is a two-time member of the conference's academic honor roll.
Boyer, a junior forward who struck the game-winning goal in the Fords' conference tournament title game against top-seeded Johns Hopkins University, led the 2012 Haverford squad in goals and points with 11 and 26, respectively. She also added four assists during the season. Her 11 goals was a single-season career best and Boyer's five game-winning goals led the Fords as well as the conference. The Michigan native's goals and points totals were second-best within the league's leaders.
Chen led Haverford with six assists, a total that was second-most in the league. Her 16 points from five goals and six assists trailed only Boyer on Haverord's scoring list while tying for fifth-most on the conference list. A senior midfielder from California, Chen struck four game-winners during the year which was second to Boyer on the team and in the league.
The pair started every game (19) in 2012 for Haverford which closed out its season in the NCAA 2012 Division III Women's Soccer Championship. The Fords hosted one of the national tournament's regional pods and played the Massachesetts Institute of Technology to a 0-0 draw in the opening round of the national tournament. MIT advanced with a penalty kick shootout victory over the Fords then downed TCNJ in the second round to advance to the NCAA third round.