TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Three Fightin' Engineers from the Rose-Hulman women's soccer team picked up all-HCAC honors Tuesday afternoon. Jessica Wells, Madeline Romeo and Miranda Chastain all picked up all-conference honors for their outstanding play during the 2016 season.
Leading the way for Rose-Hulman was freshman Jessica Wells. The Indianapolis, Ind. native was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-HCAC 1st Team. Wells started all 19 games this season and led Rose-Hulman with eight goals. She netted four game-winners over the course of the season which was also tops on the team. Her eight goals ranked tied for 8th in the conference; her four game-winners ranked her tied for 2nd.
Madeline Romeo was also selected to the All-HCAC 1st Team. The junior from Woodland Hills, Calif. started all 19 games this season as well. Romeo set career highs this fall with six goals and six assists. She led the team this season with 18 points. Romeo was second on the team with three game-winning goals. This was the junior's first all-conference selection.
Defender Miranda Chastain earned All-HCAC 2nd Team honors Tuesday as well. Chastain started 18 and played in all 19 contests this season for the Fightin' Engineers. The senior from Clayton, Ind. anchored and provided experience to the Rose-Hulman defensive line. For her career, Chastain played in 67 games and started 32 contests. This was her first all-conference selection.
Samantha Jacobs captured a spot on the honorable mention all-conference squad, while Shayna Oriold earned a position on the league's sportsmanship team. Jacobs started 18 games with three assists and has started 36 games in her two years on the squad. Oriold made significant contributions to the squad despite battling injuries throughout her final two seasons.
The Fightin' Engineers finished 2016 with an overall record of 11-8 and finished fourth in the HCAC with a record of 6-3.