NIACC's Flaherty selected to all-region first team

NIACC's Kathyrn Flaherty was the only keeper on the all-region first-team.
NIACC's Kathyrn Flaherty was the only keeper on the all-region first-team.

MASON CITY - NIACC's sophomore keeper Katherine Flaherty was selected to the all-NJCAA Region XI first team.

Flaherty, who is from Albert Lea, Minn., was the only keeper on the first-team. She had a 69.1 percent save percentage and tallied one shutout in the 2017 season.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Lena Oliver was a second-team selection as a forward. Freshmen Emma Eden (defender) and Kirrilly Hughes (midfield) were honorable mention all-region selections.

Oliver led the Lady Trojans in scoring with eight goals and five assists. Eden collected three goals and two assists and Hughes had two goals for the Lady Trojans, who were playing their first season since 2004.

All-NJCAA Region XI first team

Sydney Flannery (DCTC), defender; Jovanna Suarez (Hawkeye CC), forward; Laura Hallissey (Indian Hills), forward; Taylor Hiatt (Indian Hills), midfield; Ellie Finneran (Indian Hills), defender; Bruna Moureira (Iowa Central), forward; Nara Da Costa (Iowa Central), midfield; Madeleine Duncan (Iowa Lakes), forward; Veronica Herrera (Iowa Western), defender; Laura Chavez (Iowa Western), forward; Kate Reddish (Iowa Western), defender; Abby Hall (Iowa Western), midifled; Katherine Flaherty (NIACC), keeper; Ellie Gess (Northeast), midfield; Hailey Curry (Northeast), forward; Madee Bulin (Scott CC), defender.

All-NJCAA Region XI second team

Ashley TeGantVoort (DCTC), forward; Allison Keitel (Hawkeye CC), defender; Allie Schaefer (Indian Hills), midfield; Charlyann Pizzarello (Indian Hills), midfield; Ellie Priest (Indian Hills), defender; Vitoria Alves Balieiro (Iowa Central), midfield; Larissa Caldas (Iowa Central), midfield; Kylie Wellard (Iowa Lakes), defender; Sofia Colvin (Iowa Western), defender; Alex Allgaier (Iowa Western), defender; Claire Groves (Iowa Western), midfield; Lena Oliver (NIACC), forward; Valentina Haboush (Northeast), midfield; Erika Kumm (Northeast), defender; Bailey Yoder (Scott CC), defender.

NIACC honorable mention - Emma Eden (defender), Kirrilly Hughes (midfield).