Lynn, Trinco, Three Others Named to Women's Soccer All-IIAC Team

Nov 10, 2015

Official IIAC Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque women's soccer team was well represented on the All-Iowa Conference teams as seniors Katie Lynn and Kim Trinco, were both named First Team All-Iowa Conference, and Emily Meeker, Kyleigh McLaughlin, and Lauren Cangelosi were also honored.

The Spartans earned five or more All-IIAC selections for the fourth straight year and finished the season 10-7-2, 2-4-1 Iowa Conference after falling in the first round of the IIAC Tournament.

First Team
After becoming the winningest class in school history with 53 wins, Lynn and Trinco were both selected to the first team for the first time in their careers. Both led UD to its third straight NSCAA national ranking at No. 24 and tied its highest ever NSCAA regional ranking at No. 2.

Katie Lynn led the Iowa Conference in shots by a wide margin with 43 shots in seven Iowa Conference games. The 2014 Honorable Mention Iowa Conference selection set the school record with 116 shots and tied for second with six game-winners, including five in the first eight games, in 2015. The Fox River Grove, Ill. native now holds the school record with 15 career game winners and 293 career shots attempted. Lynn finished with nine goals, seven assists, 25 points, 116 shots (51 on goal), and six game-winners.

Head Coach Jason Berna says,"Katie Lynn had a great senior year leading the team in goals, points, and shots. She consistently improved from freshman year on and now leads our program in game winning goals (15) and shots (293) all-time."

Lynn majors in Sports Marketing and Management. 

Kim Trinco, also named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District team for her efforts both in and out of the classroom, anchored the Spartans defensive backline after starting all 19 games, including 72 of 75 in her career. The Schaumburg, Ill. native distributed her fourth career assist in season-opening win over Carthage on September 1 in a successful non-conference slate that featured four shut outs in their first five games.

Head Coach Jason Berna says,"Kim has been so solid for four straight years and also had a great senior year for our program. She not only consistently shut players down all year but was so impactful coming forward out of the back starting the attack."

Trinco majors in Exercise Science.

Second Team
Emily Meeker, a sophomore, earned her first Iowa Conference honor after finishing the season with five goals, 10 points, 22 shots (14 on goal), and one game-winner in 19 starts. The Muscatine, Iowa native netted her second career game-winner in 2-1 victory over Simpson on October 3 and scored one-goal each in victories over North Park (2-1), Buena Vista (6-0), and a 2-2 tie at IIAC runner-up, Coe.

Head Coach Jason Berna says,"Emily not only helped hold down the middle of the field, but she found a way to put 5 goals in the back of the net to finish third on the team in points. Look for Emily to have an even better junior season."

Meeker majors in Elementary Education

Kyleigh McLaughlin was named to her second straight, All-IIAC second team selection to start her career and was second on the team with eight goals in 17 games. The sophomore also racked up 52 shots, including 23 on goal, and two game-winners. A native of East Moline, Ill., McLaughlin netted one game-winner against North Park (2-1) and Buena Vista (6-0). 

Head Coach Jason Berna says,"Kyleigh finished the year strong scoring some very important goals. As a two-time all-conference player she will look to have a strong junior year as our go to goal-scorer."

McLaughlin is a double major in Biology and Chemistry.

Honorable Mention
Lauren Cangelosi, a freshman, contributed right from the get-go after starting all 19 games. The free kick and corner kick specialist was second on the team with six assists, including one assist in wins over North Park (2-1), Cornell (3-0), and Simpson (2-1).

Head Coach Jason Berna says,"Lauren made an impact in several places on the field playing in the back and out wide for the Spartans. She was one of four freshman named to the all-conference list so expect big things in the coming years."

The Clarendon Hill, Ill. native majors in Wellness and Exercise Science.