ST. LOUIS, MO. – Four members of Drake women’s soccer team garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference honors when the league announced its annual plaudits at the tournament banquet in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday evening (Nov. 4).
Sophomore Laura Moklestad (Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt) was honored as a first team All-MVC selection, while freshmen Paige Dusek (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North), Megan Fisher (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) and Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) collected both second team All-MVC and All-Freshman team recognition.
After earning All-Freshman laurels a year ago, Moklestad was chosen as a first-team recipient, registering team-leading marks in goals (5), points (11), shots (29), shots on goal (21) and second in game winners (2).
Moklestad ranks fifth in the MVC in game-winning goals, sixth in shots and 10th in goals and points per affair, while finishing third, fourth, fourth and eighth, respectively in league-only games in goals, game-winning goals, points and shots per match.
Dusek turned in a breakout rookie campaign recording team highs in goals (5), points (11) and game-winning goals (4), while rating second in shots (35) and shots on goal (14).
Dusek leads the league in game-winning goals (0.21), while ranking 10th in goals (0.26), points (0.58) and shots per game (1.84). In conference-only matches, she was second in game-winning goals (0.33), third in goals (0.50), seventh in points (1.00), ninth in shots per contest (2.33).
Fisher crafted a stellar rookie campaign from her defender’s slot proving to be a dual threat for the Bulldogs helping anchor a defensive unit that posted a school-record nine shutouts, while offensively providing four goals and two assists.
Litch was thrown into the fire immediately for Drake and she responded by establishing school records for shutouts with nine, while pulling in 91 saves and owning a single-season Bulldog record 0.75 goals against average.
Litch ranks first, third, third and third, respectively, in the MVC in shutouts (0.47), goals against average (0.75), save percentage (.858) and saves per game (4.79), while finishing second in goals against average (0.80), second in save percentage (.853), third in shutouts (0.33) and fourth in saves per game (4.83) in league-only tilts.