Five Whitworth Women Earn All-NWC Recognition

Five Whitworth Women Earn All-NWC Recognition

by Andrew Goodwin, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. – Five Whitworth Pirates earned spots on the All-Northwest Conference women's soccer team, including three first-team choices, according to the NWC's Wednesday afternoon announcement.

Seniors Sydney Weiler, Kelly Wucherer, and Arielle Van Peursem each earned spots on the first team. Outside backs Jadyn Baumgartner and Courtney Harmon were honorable mention choices.

Weiler (Sr. – Spokane, Wash.) was an All-NWC first team choice for the second straight year after transferring to Whitworth from Spokane Community College. The senior anchored the Pirates' back line as they allowed just one goal per match. 

Van Peursem (Sr. – Bothell, Wash.) is an all-conference choice for the third straight year. After being named to the first team as a sophomore, she was an honorable mention selection as a junior. Van Peursem tied for the team lead with six goals and also contributed an assist from her spot on the right wing.

Wucherer (Sr. – Woodinville, Wash.) was a four-year starter for the Pirates in the midfield, where she was an All-NWC second team choice as a junior. The senior scored two goals with three assists and was an integral part of keeping the ball moving in the midfield. 

Baumgartner (So. – Boise, Idaho) started all 20 of Whitworth's matches at outside back and finished the year with one assist. The sophomore also stepped up when called upon to move to the midfield after injuries hampered the Pirates in the middle of the season.

Harmon (Jr. – Beaverton, Ore.) started 19 of the Bucs' 20 matches as the outside back opposite Baumgartner. She was an integral part to a Pirate defense that finished the season with 6 shutouts in 14 NWC matches.

The Pirates finished the year in third place in the NWC with a 10-4-2 mark in NWC play and a 12-5-3 overall record.