Ellis named MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year, four named All-MAC Commonwealth

Courtney Ellis

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Hood College's Courtney Ellis was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Rookie of the Year and was one of four Blazers named to the All-MAC Commonwealth teams voted on by the league's coaches. 

Erin Scarborough was named to the All-MAC Commonwealth First Team, with Ellis and Ashley Wiedemann garnering second-team honors. Lydia Erickson was voted honorable mention. The quartet led Hood to a school-record tying 11 wins this season. 

A midfielder, Ellis is the first Hood player named the conference rookie of the year since the 2006 season (Nina Duron). Ellis tied for seventh in the conference in goals scored with seven and her 17 points were third on Hood's team. The freshman had a three-match goal-scoring streak finishing with four goals and 10 points during a stretch against St. Elizabeth, St. Vincent and Wilson. In conference contests, she found the back of the net against both Stevenson and Alvernia and assisted on a goal at Albright. 

Scarborough, Hood's first all-conference first-teamer since 2006 (Tamara Maggard, Whitney Boyer, Duron), set career-highs in every statistical category this year. The forward leads Hood with 12 goals and 29 points and is second with five assists. She ranks second in the MAC Commonwealth in goals, third in points and tied for seventh in assists. She scored half of her goals during conference play, including multi-goal matches against Stevenson and Alvernia, scoring the game-winner in both matches. 

Weidemann picks up her first all-conference honor as a senior. A four-year starter, she helped the Blazers record eight shutouts this season, the most since 2008. She has helped lead the defense to a 1.34 goals against average, the best mark for Hood since 2008. Weidemann pitched in offensively with her first career goal in the season opener against Washington Adventist. 

Erickson is also earning her first all-conference nod. She tied for second in the MAC Commonwealth in saves per game (6.00). She was fourth in shutouts (5), fifth in goals against average (1.50) and tied for fifth in save percentage (.797). Erickson recorded 19 saves in an overtime win over Lebanon Valley, the first of four straight conference matches with double-digit saves. 

Erin Scarborough

Ashley Wiedemann

Lydia Erickson


Below is the 2019 All-MAC Commonwealth Women's Soccer Team.

2019 All-MAC Commonwealth Women's Soccer Team  
Offensive Player of the Year: Brooke Firestone (Sr.), Messiah    
Defensive Player of the Year: Brianna Crowley (So.), Arcadia    
Rookie of the Year: Courtney Ellis (Fr.), Hood    
Coach of the Year: Scott Frey, Messiah    
Position Name School Year
Forward Brianna Christie Stevenson Senior
Forward Brooke Firestone Messiah Senior
Forward Ellie Lengacher Messiah Senior
Forward Erin Scarborough Hood Senior
Midfielder Autumn Bieber Albright Sophomore
Midfielder Karlie Flowers Arcadia Senior
Midfielder Sunny Gelnovatch Messiah Senior
Midfielder Kayla Herr Messiah Sophomore
Defender Brianna Crowley Arcadia Sophomore
Defender Emily D'Amico Messiah Senior
Defender Barb Foster Messiah Senior
Goalie Brianna Williams Arcadia Junior
Position Name School Year
Forward Alyssa Dionisio Widener Senior
Forward Lauren Haley Albright Junior
Forward Erin Vander Plaat Arcadia Junior
Midfielder Bella Abrams Widener Senior
Midfielder Maya Cohen Lebanon Valley Junior
Midfielder Courtney Ellis Hood Freshman
Midfielder Maddie Kohl Messiah Junior
Defender Hannah Berard Widener Sophomore
Defender Abby Monko Messiah Junior
Defender Bridget Sway Arcadia Senior
Defender Ashley Wiedemann Hood Senior
Goalie Lydia Ewing Messiah Junior
Position Name School Year
Goalie Keegan Caffrey Stevenson Junior
Goalie Lydia Erickson Hood Senior
Forward Marissa Inglisa Stevenson Senior
Defender Rylie Patterson Stevenson Senior
Forward Lexi Slusher Widener Junior
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