Wooster junior forward Miura Wiley (Chesire, CT/Chesire Academy) along with DePauw senior midfielder Alex Berkley (Evanston, IL/Evanston) and Kenyon junior defender Caroline McNeer (Winston Salem, NC/Forsythe Country Day) have been named the Players of the Year to highlight the 2019 All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) women's soccer selections.
Wiley, who makes her All-NCAC debut, had an excellent junior campaign for Wooster en route to earning the NCAC's Offensive Player of the Year award. In 19 total matches this season, the junior totaled seven goals and seven assists for a total of 21 points. She ranks among the conference's top five in all three categories. She also has three game-winning goals this season, including the golden goal in the NCAC tournament title match, finding the back of the net in double-overtime.
Berkley, the Midfielder of the Year, received her second all-conference nod after landing on the second team a season ago. The senior posted career-best figures in goals (8), assists (5) and points (21) as a Tiger this season. She had five game-winners, including a goal in the 90th minute of the regular-season finale at Kenyon to secure the outright conference title for DePauw.
McNeer, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year (2017), is now a three-time All-NCAC first-team member. She was tied for the conference lead in assists this season with seven helpers and anchored a defense that only allowed seven goals in eight conference matches, including four shutouts.
Wooster midfielder Claire Davis (Brook Park, OH/Berea-Midpark) earned her third All-NCAC selection and first first-team honor. Fellow midfielder, Wittenberg sophomore Emily Wile (Dublin, OH/Hilliard Davidson) also joined Davis as a member of the first team, her first All-NCAC selection.
Kenyon senior forward Fallon Raviol (Bronxville, NY/Bronxville) and Ohio Wesleyan junior forward Ashley Smiley (Delaware, OH/Hayes) are both back on the all-conference list after selections in 2018. Raviol is making back-to-back first-team appearances while Smiley was elevated from the second team to first team this season. Denison sophomore Abby King (Grosse Ile, MI/Western Reserve Academy) rounds out the All-NCAC first-team forwards, making her first all-conference team.
Hiram senior goalkeeper Ally Green (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) rounds out her career as a member of the first team, grabbing her third All-NCAC selection. Denison defender Katie Livingston (Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel Area) and DePauw junior defender Natalie Kelley (Carmel, IN/Brebaeuf Jesuit Prep.) complete the All-NCAC first-team selections. It's Livingston's second career nod while Kelley is making her first all-conference team.
For the second consecutive season, a Wittenberg Tiger was named the Newcomer of the Year. Freshman Brooke Peters (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson) broke onto the scene in her rookie campaign scoring five times while providing three assists. She scored in back-to-back games to end the season against Ohio Wesleyan and Allegheny, earning NCAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week honors on Nov. 4.
DePauw head coach Cristin Allen was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in her first season with the Tigers after guiding the team to an undefeated 6-0-2 conference record and an NCAC championship. It was DePauw's second conference title, with the other coming back in 2015.