Aug. 14—BURNSVILLE — The ninth-ranked Bemidji State girls’s soccer crew has been voted to complete third within the NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Ballot, introduced by the league workplace Monday morning.
The defending NSIC Event champion and NCAA Central Area champion Beavers garnered 170 factors within the ballot, incomes two first-place votes to complete third. Defending NSIC regular-season champion Minnesota State completed first within the voting with 187 factors. BSU trailed second-place Augustana by seven factors.
For the third consecutive season, Bemidji State has a defender chosen because the NSIC Preseason Defensive Participant of the Yr. Fifth-year senior Halle Peterson was named the league’s high defender within the preseason for the primary time. The 2-time All-NSIC First Staff choice and All-Area choice was second on the Beavers taking part in in 2,220 minutes (96.1%) final season and helped the Beavers maintain opponents to simply 16 targets over 25 matches, which tied for the second most shutouts in Division II (15).
Peterson joins Megan Dahl (2022, 2021) and Tia Neuharth (2019) as lone Beavers to be named the Preseason Defensive Participant of the Yr.
Minnesota State’s Allie Williams joined Peterson because the NSIC Preseason Offensive Participant of the Yr after incomes All-NSIC First Staff honors final season.
Along with Peterson, junior midfielder and All-NSIC Second Staff choice Maria Stocke was chosen because the Beavers’ Preseason Offensive Participant to Watch after beginning 24 of the crew’s 25 matches in 2022. She completed fourth on the crew with 10 factors off three targets and 4 assists and led all BSU midfielders with 1,704 minutes logged.
The Beavers are coming off essentially the most profitable season in program historical past after posting a 16-3-5 document, profitable the NSIC Event and Central Area Event for the primary time. Bemidji State enters the 2023 season because the No. 9 ranked crew within the United Soccer Coaches Preseason High-25 Ballot.
Bemidji State returns 4 starters from final season, together with Peterson and Stocke and fellow fifth-year senior Maggie Cade. The Beavers additionally return 14 letter winners, together with six who noticed time in all 25 matches in…