Gindling Named NSCAA All-American and Four Saints Named All-Great Lakes Region

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - Thomas More senior defender Abby Gindling (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) has been named an All-American and four Saints have been named All-Great Lakes Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Gindling, who was name the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year and first team All-PAC last month was named second team All-American and first team All-Great Lakes Region.  She 22 points on four assists and nine goals, including two game-winning goals this season.  Gindling also anchored a Saints' defense that held their opponents to 10 goals on 164 shots and posted 15 shutouts.

Joining Gindling as first team All-Great Lakes Region was  Chrissy Sonderman (Independence, Ky./Holy Cross) and senior forward Lauren Wietmarschen (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley).  Sonderman, who was named first team All-PAC last month, was tied for third on the team in scoring with 27 on 11 goals and five assists, including three game-winning goals.  Wietmarschen, a first team All-PAC selection this season, led the team in scoring with 40 points on 12 goals and 16 assists, including four game-winning goals. 

Junior midfielder Emily Sanker (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) was named third team All-Great Lakes Region by the region's head coaches.  She had 17 points on eight goals and one assist, while helping the defense hold its opponents to 10 goals on 164 shots and posted 15 shutouts.

Thomas More finished the season at 20-2-1 and 13-0-1 in the PAC and won its second straight PAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament where it advanced to the second round.