Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association Honors ODU’s Women’s Soccer players



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The accolades continued this afternoon for Ohio Dominican University’s women’s soccer team and head coach Jonathan Meade as the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OSCA) announced its annual All-Ohio Academic teams and Coach of the Year. 

Grabbing First Team nods on the 2012 Division II/NAIA/NCAA All-Ohio Team were sophomore goalkeeper Laura Clark (Lapeer, Mich.), senior defender Shara Perry (Hilliard, Ohio), senior midfielder Jennifer Holton (Johnstown, Ohio) and sophomore forward Jordan Mazzi (Galena, Ohio). Senior defender Megan Wharton (Pickerington, Ohio) grabbed Second Team All-Ohio honors. Meade earned the All-Ohio Coach of the Year. 

Clark started in all 19 games in goal. She posted a 10-6-3 record with the Panthers, having 104 saves on the season and only allowing 14 goals, granting her a .881 save percentage. Clark recorded 11 shutouts on the season, ranking her first in the Panther record books and was an All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Second Team selection. 

Perry was awarded the Capital One Academic All-District award and was selected to the GLIAC’s Second-Team All-Conference team. She started and played in 18 games in the Panther backfield and recorded one goal, two assists. Most recently, Perry was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) 2012 Women’s College Division Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention team. 

Holton was selected to the GLIAC’s Second-Team All-Conference squad, and started in 18 games and played in all 19 for the Panthers. She tied for second on the team with six Panther goals and was tied second for best point getter. 

Mazzi appeared in 18 games with nine starts for ODU. She recorded six goals for the Panthers and was tied for second as the best point getter on the team. 

Wharton was selected to the GLIAC’s Honorable Mention Team. She played and started in 14 games this season. She recorded one assist and took nine shots, three of which were on goal. 

Meade entered his fourth season as the ODU women’s soccer head coach. He has an overall mark of 43-19-12. 

The Panthers finished the year with an overall mark of 10-6-3 and a 6-4-3 record in conference play. 

ODU is a full member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and a member of the GLIAC. The University sponsors 18 varsity sports, including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, as well as men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field, both indoor and outdoor. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year Catholic private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning. 

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