Four Ohio Soccer Members Named All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio

Four Ohio Soccer Members Named All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio– Three members of the Ohio soccer team were named to the All-Ohio Teams, while two were named Academic All-Ohio, the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association announced. Alivia Milesky was named First Team All-Ohio and Mandy Arnzen and Maria Collica were named Second Team All-Ohio, while Milesky and Rianna Reese were named Second Team Academic All-Ohio. 

This is the second time that Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) has been named All-Ohio, earning second team recognition in 2016. Milesky, a junior midfielder, is majoring in Mild-Moderate Educational Needs, played in 20 games, starting in 16, for the Bobcats. Milesky led the team with 14 points, scoring six goals and adding two assists. She took a total of 51 shots and registered 25 shots on goal during the season, while also registering two game-winning goals. In MAC play, Milesky finished with a team-leading 11 points, scoring five goals and recording one assist to go along with two game-winning goals. She registered 25 shots with 12 on goal. Milesky's first game-winning goal of the season came on Sept. 23 at Eastern Michigan. The next came on Oct. 7 at Buffalo, when in the opening minutes of overtime, Milesky was able to capitalize on a Bulls' turnover to give Ohio the pivotal victory. Milesky's most dominating game of the season came on Oct. 18 against Northern Illinois, where she scored two goals for four points, with both of her goals coming within the first five minutes of the second half. Milesky was named to the All-MAC Second Team for her accomplishments in 2018.

Arnzen (Edgewood, Ky.), a senior defender, is a Communication Sciences and Disorders major. Arnzen finished 2018 with five shots, with two on goal, while helping Ohio anchor the defense that shut out seven teams this year. In MAC play, Arnzen recorded one shot on goal, but once again helped hold down the defense that recorded five shutouts during conference play. Arnzen also registered one goal on the season, a goal that came in the first round of the 2018 MAC Tournament, helping move Ohio to the semifinals for the first time since 2004. Arnzen was also named to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Tournament Team.

Graduate transfer midfielder Collica (Solon, Ohio) played in 20 games for Ohio season, starting 19 of them. Collica finished the season with four points and four assists, all coming in MAC play, while taking 17 total shots, with nine of them on goal. Collica's first assist of the season came on Oct. 14 at Bowling Green. Her biggest game of the year came on Oct. 18 where she recorded three assists against Northern Illinois. Her three assists tied a single-game record for assists in a game for the Bobcats.

Reese (Liberty Township, Ohio), a senior defender, is majoring in Psychology/Bios Pre-Professional. Reese played and started all 20 games for the Bobcats. Overall, she recorded three shots on goal while helping Ohio anchor the defense that shut out seven teams this year. Reese was also named to the 2018 MAC All-Tournament team for her efforts in this year's tournament.

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