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Concord sweeps MEC women’s soccer awards

Wesleyan’s Tavekelian, LaPole named to first team; D&E’s Cozzolino earns second-team laurels

BRIDGEPORT – West Virginia Wesleyan’s Jadyn Tavekelian and Madison LaPole were named to the All-Mountain East Conference women’s soccer first team released on Tuesday.

Tavekelian is a sophomore defender and LaPole a senior midfielder for the Lady Bobcats, who advanced to the MEC tourney semifinals on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Charleston.

Wesleyan also placed junior midfielder Kayla Fay and senior forward Haelly Ramirez on the second unit.

Davis & Elkins senior defender Samantha Cozzolino also earned a spot on the second team.

D&E’s Asheli Freed was an honorable-mention choice.

Concord swept the top honors as Leah Foster was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate Morgan Carmichael earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Rachel Bell was tabbed as the conference Freshman of the Year and Luke Duffy was selected as the Coach of the Year.