ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) has been named to the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Region Second Team. The D2CCA all-region teams are nominated and selected by the region's sports information directors.
Leading the team in nearly every offensive category this season, Halonen netted nine goals and added six assists to total 24 points in 2018. All three totals were the most for a Wildcats since the 2014 season, while her goal and assists totals were in the top-five of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Halonen was named second-team all-conference after the conclusion of the regular season and earned one GLIAC Player of the Week award during her freshman campaign. The weekly honor came on September 17 after recording six goal, three assists, and 16 points in three matches. In one of the three contests, Halonen tied the program record of four goals in a match and set the record for points in match with nine.
With the many statistical strides over the course of the season, Halonen helped the Wildcats nearly double their goals per match this season to 1.41. Through the first 10 matches of the season, NMU had their best start since 2011 and eventually matched their final record from last season.