NIACC women return six sophomores

Emily Jay (18) returns for her sophomore season on the NIACC women's soccer team.
Emily Jay (18) returns for her sophomore season on the NIACC women's soccer team.

MASON CITY - The NIACC women's soccer team returns six sophomores from last year's team for first-year coach Michael Donovan.

The Lady Trojans were 6-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the ICCAC in 2018 under coach Leo Driscoll.

Returning sophomores for the Lady Trojans in 2019 are Sarah Wendel, Lily Walker, Rosie Freeman, Tarran Williams, Emily Jay and Rose Priestley.

Priestley, a midfielder, was an honorable mention all-NJCAA Region XI selection as a freshman. She scored two goals and had four assists in 2018.

The NIACC women open the season at home on Aug. 25 against Lake Superior College. The Lady Trojans open the ICCAC season on Sept. 21 at Iowa Western.

NIACC notes: Donovan is the fourth women's soccer coach in school history ... Jason Hoenshell (2001-02), Allan Allsup (2003-04) and Leo Driscoll (2017-18) were the school's first three women's soccer coaches ... The 6 wins by the Lady Trojans last season set the school record for wins ... The previous high-water mark for wins for a NIACC women's team was in 2002 when the Lady Trojans were 5-5-2.