Combs, McDevitt Earn All-Region Honors

Combs, McDevitt Earn All-Region Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior goalkeeper Lucinda Combs and senior defender Mallory McDevitt earned 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honors for their efforts this season. Combs earned a spot on the NCAA III Women's All-Great Lakes Region First Team, while McDevitt was captured third-team honors.

Combs caps one of the most decorated careers in Rose-Hulman history with this year's first-team all-region award.  She becomes the first Fightin' Engineer to earn all-region honors during every year of her soccer career and is the program's first two-time first-team all-region selection.

Combs established career school records for wins (40), saves (464), ties (8), save percentage (.885), goals against average (0.78) and shutouts (36).  This season, Combs finished with a 1.11 goals against average, an .829 save percentage and seven shutouts.

She finishes her career as a four-time all-region selection; a four-time first-team all-conference honoree; and a two-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player.  Combs also started all 75 games of her career in goal.

McDevitt joins Combs as just the second player in Rose-Hulman history to earn multiple years of all-region honors in women's soccer.  She captured second-team all-region accolades this season, after earning third-team honors in 2014.

McDevitt also started all 75 possible matches of her career and was a key member of a defensive unit that ranked in the national top 20 in fewest goals allowed and save percentage in 2013 and 2014.  She completes her career as a four-time all-HCAC selection and a two-time all-region player.

Rose-Hulman finished with 9-9 this season, including a 5-4 mark in conference play.  The Fightin' Engineers once again displayed stingy defense led by Combs and McDevitt, outscoring the opposition 29-20 in 18 matches.