Women’s Soccer: Steigleder, Thron, Kornhonen pick up postseason accolades


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Midfielder Regan Steigleder kicks a ball. The junior won a place on the all-Big Ten third team.

Sophia Scanlan, Assistant Sports Editor

Women’s Soccer

Northwestern earned a pair of spots on the All-Big Ten third team in the end-of-season conference accolades on Oct. 31.

Junior midfielder Regan Steigleder took home one spot on the All-Big Ten third team after starting all 18 games this season and firing 31 shots — the most of anyone on the Wildcats. The Iowa native also notched two goals this season, both the lone goals against Illinois on Sept. 20 and Penn State on Oct. 20.

Another place on the All-Big Ten third team went to sophomore center back Julietta Thron, marking the first postseason conference honor of her career. Thron, the only returning member of the backline this year, not only played solid defense all season, but also provided an assist in NU’s victory over William and Mary on Sept. 1.

Steigleder and Thron were also selected for the preseason all-Big Ten team last August, and Steigleder won a spot on the All-Freshman team in 2017. Steigleder led the Cats in minutes this season, playing 1,690, and Thron was third with 1,639 — just behind sophomore goalkeeper Mackenzie Wood.

Graduate midfielder Olivia Korhonen, who played her last game with the Cats on Oct. 27, was NU’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.

The Cats ultimately finished the season ninth in the conference with a 3-6-2 record, missing the Big Ten Tournament for the second consecutive year.

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