For the first time in a dozen years, Ashland University can boast of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year.
Eagle head coach Danny Krispinsky has earned his first GLIAC Coach of the Year award, as the 2016 GLIAC women's soccer awards were announced on Thursday (Nov. 3) afternoon.
Krispinsky guided Ashland to a second-place finish in the conference's regular-season standings, and a spot in the GLIAC Tournament for the fourth time in four seasons as head coach. The Eagles (10-3-4) have won double-digit games in each of Krispinsky's four seasons at the helm.
This marks the fourth time an Ashland women's soccer head coach has earned GLIAC Coach of the Year honors, following John Hall (2003-04) and Brad Evans (1997).
A pair of Eagles – sophomore forward Deijah Swihart and sophomore midfielder Lauren Gokey – are first-team All-GLIAC selections. Swihart is Ashland's leader in goals (11) and points (24) in 2016, while Gokey has recorded three goals and three assists for nine points this fall.
Junior defender Julie Lacock earned second-team All-GLIAC selection after having two assists and being a key member of a defense which has yielded 16 goals in 17 games. Another key member of that defense, senior Jessica Brown (one goal, one assist), earned all-conference honorable mention.