CLEVELAND, Ohio – Following an 8-7-4 finish to the season and their eighth-straight trip to the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, Denison women's soccer secured six All-NCAC selections on Monday, including first-team honors for sophomores Katie Livingston and Abby King.
King garnered a spot on the All-NCAC first-team thanks to a breakout performance in 2019. Leading the Big Red offense with eight goals and 18 points, King was named the NCAC Player of the Week on Sept. 30 after she combined for two goals and an assist in a pair of wins over Capital and Ohio Wesleyan. She also added the first multi-goal performance of her career in Denison's 4-1 win over Hiram (Oct. 29).
After being named All-NCAC honorable mention in 2018, Livingston made her first-team debut following a sophomore season that saw her anchor the Big Red defense to seven shutouts and a 1.23 goals-against average in 2019. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Livingston added the second goal of her career against Hiram on Oct. 29.
Junior Kate Dannemiller and senior Emma Phinney joined the All-NCAC second team after assisting Livingston on a Big Red backline that held the opposition to 0.101 shot percentage on the season. The pair helped record three-straight shutouts from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 while Phinney scored the second goal of her career in a 4-1 victory at Kenyon on Oct. 12.
The Denison defense was also kept in check by sophomore goalkeeper Patil Tcholakian who was named to the All-NCAC second-team for the second year in a row. Finishing the year with 104 saves and a .825 save percentage, Tcholakian recorded seven total clean sheets in 2019, including four solo shutouts against Washington and Lee (Aug. 31), Adrian (Sept. 8), Capital (Sept. 25), and DePauw (Oct. 19). She also collected a new career-high 12 saves in DU's 2-2 tie with Carnegie Mellon (Sept. 7).
Sophomore Meg Rogan rounded out Denison's all-conference selections on Friday as she was named to the second-team in her All-NCAC debut. Starting all 19 matches this season in the Big Red midfield, Rogan put eight of her 17 shots on target in 2019 and recorded the first goal of her career against Allegheny on Oct. 5.
The Big Red finished their season at 8-7-4 overall and 5-2-1 in NCAC play.