Zwingelberg earns first-team honors
CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Three Miami University women’s soccer players have been named All-Ohio by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association, including senior Jodi Zwingelberg, who garnered First-Team All-Ohio honors. Senior Allison Berkey and junior Brooke Livingston earned second-team recognition, as all three helped lead Miami to the 2009 Mid-American Conference Tournament title game. The three RedHawks tie for the most honorees Miami has placed on the All-Ohio teams in the last seven years (2007 also had three).
Zwingelberg, a midfielder who patrolled the flanks for the RedHawks in 2009, started all 21 games for Miami, scoring a pair of goals while adding a career-best six assists, which ranked second on the team and fourth in the MAC. The Elgin, Ill., native scored a goal and had an assist in the regular-season finale against Ball State–an 8-0 Miami win–for a three-point game and totaled 10 points on the year. Zwingelberg was also named First-Team All-MAC in 2009.
Berkey, a co-captain and forward for Miami, finished second on the team with a career-best seven goals and handed out four assists, while her career-high 18 points tied for the team lead. The Hopkinton, Mass., native’s seven goals are more than double her career total from her first three years and tied for third in the MAC, while her 18 points tied for second in the conference. A 2009 Second-Team All-MAC recipient, Berkey started all 21 games this season and had a pair of three-point games. She was named Second-Team All-Ohio in 2007 (as a junior), as well.
Despite being the quarterback of Miami’s defense, Livingston, who started all 21 games in 2009, still managed to score a pair of goals, both on headers off corner kicks, with the one vs. Bowling Green (10/4/09) turning out to be the game-winner. The Lisle, Ill., native anchored a RedHawk defense that allowed the fewest goals in school history (14), the fewest in the league this year, and had the lowest goals-against average in RedHawk history (0.65). Livingston helped Miami pitch eight shutouts on the year as the ‘Hawks allowed more than one goal in a game just once all season. She also received First-Team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC plaudits in 2009.
The OCSA All-Ohio teams are comprised of players from the 13 NCAA Division I schools located in the state of Ohio, including six MAC schools along with the likes of Ohio State, Dayton and Cincinnati, among others.