Boelter named All-GLIAC

BAY CITY, Mich. – Senior defender Kaitlyn Boelter, of the Michigan Tech soccer team, was named to the GLIAC First Team on Friday between the two GLIAC semifinal games at Grand Valley State. Senior midfielder Lindsey Van Rooy was an honorable mention selection.

Boelter, a native of Keshena, Wis., started 14 games for the Huskies in 2013 and was a second-team selection in 2012.

“Kaitlyn has been the heartbeat of our defense throughout her four-year career at Tech,” Tech coach Michelle Jacob said. “Her speed and determination to not be beat has made all the difference in building the foundation of our program. Her courage and humanity have made her a friend to all on this team.

“She joins Lindsey in being the only player that has been recognized twice by the GLIAC in our first four years. The example she set and the service she has given to our program will never be forgotten.”

Van Rooy has seven goals and four assists on the season, starting all 19 games. The native of Kaukauna, Wis., was also a second-team selection in 2012 and has scored all three Tech goals in the two playoff games this season.

“Lindsey has been the linchpin of this team for the last four years,” said Jacob. “She is the archetypal attacking center midfielder, scoring herself when you least expect it, setting up her teammates to score goals when the opponent is focused on her, and in between making beautiful possession passes. She does the grunt work that all great center midfielders do to hold their team together.

“A member of our forever-honored first recruiting class that has built this program, we are grateful for her service and thankful that the last two years she has been honored by the GLIAC with all-conference recognition.”