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Madison Oyer (left) and Leah Mattingly (right).
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Oyer Second-Team All-MAC, Mattingly All-Freshman

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: November 08, 2013
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MUNCIE, Ind. -- Ball State soccer players Madison Oyer and Leah Mattingly were honored with Mid-American Conference postseason awards Friday.

Oyer was named to the All-MAC Second Team, while Mattingly was selected to the league’s All-Freshman Team as the MAC Tournament semifinals got underway in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Ball State plays in Friday’s second semifinal game, taking on No. 2 seed Miami University at 2 p.m. at Eastern Michigan’s Scicluna Field. The first semifinal of the day features Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.

Oyer, a product of Leo, Ind., has started all 20 games as the central midfielder for Ball State. The sophomore and former Memphis transfer leads the team with six assists on the year and has helped the Cardinals control the midfield this season. She assisted on both goals in the Cardinals’ MAC Tournament quarterfinal victory over Central Michigan.

Mattingly, a freshman from Floyds Knobs, Ind., has started all 20 games at defender for the Cardinals. She has played 1,884 of a possible 1,915 minutes,  helping to anchor a Ball State defensive unit that led the MAC with a 0.84 goals against average during the regular season. Mattingly has also scored one goal and assisted on two others on the offensive end.

The MAC postseason awards were selected by a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

Ball State enters its game Friday with an 11-6-3 overall record, marking the most wins for the program since 2007. The Cardinals came into the tournament as the No. 6 seed and were the only team outside the top four seeds to advance through the quarterfinals.

All-MAC First Team
Cara Cutaia, Senior, EMU
Katy Dolesh, Senior, Miami
Kayla Zakrzewski, Senior, Miami
Rachel MacLeod, Senior, Toledo
Angela Vultaggio, Junior, EMU
Jessacca Gironda, Senior, Kent State
Emily Dzik, Junior, EMU
Morgan Mah, Senior, Kent State
Estee Outcalt, Senior, CMU
Michelle Watson, Senior, WMU
Stephanie Clarke, Senior, EMU

All-MAC Second Team
Kyle Nylen, Sophomore, WMU
Emily Cooksey, Junior, CMU
Madison Oyer, Sophomore, Ball State
Kelsey Dinges, Junior, Miami
Lani Smith, Junior, Akron
Rachel Chaney, Junior, WMU
Aubrey Sudomier, Junior, WMU
Courtney Zanotti, Junior, Miami
Marissa Kozikowski, Junior, EMU
Lauren Fearday, Senior, WMU
Lindsey Lee, Sophomore, WMU
Grace Labrecque, Senior, CMU

All-Freshman Team
Madison Hirsch, EMU
Kaylin Hoomaian, CMU
Megan Ross, WMU
Alexis Milesky, Ohio
Jenna Hellstrom, Kent State
Brittany Maisano, Kent State
Rachel Marble, Miami
Samantha Maher, CMU
Leah Mattingly, Ball State
Alex Elias, Northern Illinois
Abbie Lawson, Kent State
Paige Amodio, BGSU

Offensive Player of the Year
Angela Vultaggio, Junior, EMU

Co-Defensive Players of the Year
Emily Dzik, Junior, EMU; Morgan Mah, Senior, Kent State

Freshman of the Year
Jenna Hellstrom, Kent State

Coach of the Year
Scott Hall, Eastern Michigan

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