37 All-GLIAC Awards

7 All-Region Awards

Women's Soccer's Return to GLIAC Tourney Highlights 2019 Season

Women's Soccer's Return to GLIAC Tourney Highlights 2019 Season

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer won the most matches in a season since 2015 on their way to making a return to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament to highlight the 2019 season.

This year's team scored 18 goals and improved on their shots on goal over the 2018 season, putting 99 shots on goal. The Wildcats finished with 12 assists to reach 48 points.

Senior Jamie Montgomery (Gaithersburg, Md.) led the team with five goals and 11 points as she also notched an assist. She also took advantage of penalty kick opportunities as she went 2-2 on penalty kicks, converting against Davenport University and Michigan Technological University.  

Senior Gaelin Hirabayashi (Ijamsville, Md.) added three goals for second on the team with all three goals coming off of corner kicks by sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.). Halonen finished the year with a team-best five assists and added two goals.

Both Montgomery and Hirabayashi finished their NMU careers by earning All-GLIAC Second Team honors.

Sophomore Rachael Erste (Rockford, Mich.) also scored two goals. Against Purdue University Northwest, she scored the game winner. She then scored her second goal against Grand Valley State University in the GLIAC Quarterfinals, which was the first goal GVSU allowed against a GLIAC team the entire season.

Sophomore Natalie Stampfly (Stevensville, Mich.) and freshman Evelyn Flor (Hugo, Minn.) notched multiple assists. Stampfly tallied two assists, aiding both goals in the team's first win of the season, a 2-0 victory at St. Cloud State University and she scored a goal against Northwood University. Flor notched two assists in the team's 2-0 win at Purdue University Northwest. A third assist came at Michigan Tech when she found freshman Isabelle Brusilow (Grosse Point, Mich.) with less than three minutes to play to give NMU the 3-2 victory. She also scored a goal against Winona State University.

In goal, junior Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wis.) posted 115 saves for the third most saves in a single season in program history. She finished the year with 248 saves in her career and is second all-time at NMU.

The Wildcats reached the GLIAC Tournament by defeating Michigan Tech 2-1 in the first match inside the Superior Dome against a Division II and GLIAC opponent since the Dome was built in 1991.

Frontuto and Hirabayashi helped led the team to two shutouts and three other games where they only allowed one goal.

The Wildcats reached the GLIAC Tournament by defeating Michigan Tech 2-1 in the first match inside the Superior Dome against a Division II and GLIAC opponent since the Dome was built in 1991.

NMU will now turn their attention to the 2020 season. The Wildcats will lose six players but are expected to return a majority of their roster as eight who started at least 10 matches and 11 who appeared in 11 matches are expected to return.