Pelafas, Pogarch earn MAC soccer postseason awards

Junior midfielder Madison Pogarch, center, jumps for the ball on Sept. 16 during the soccer game against Mount St. Mary’s at the Soccer Complex.

On Thursday, the Mid-American Conference announced its women’s soccer postseason awards. 

Central Michigan junior forward Lexi Pelafas and junior midfielder Madison Pogarch were honored for their achievements in the 2017 season. 

Pelafas made the All-MAC First Team. She finished the season with 13 goals, two assists and 94 shots. Pelafas broke the CMU all-time goal scoring record in 2017. 

Pogarch scored one goal and tallied four assists this year, earning All-MAC Second Team honors. 

Bowling Green’s Skylar Fleak won the Offensive Player of the Year award, while Kent State’s Paige Culver earned the Defensive Player of the Year award. 

Here is the full list of All-MAC First and Second Team award winners:

All-MAC First Team
Forward: Skylar Fleak, Bowling Green
Forward: Erica Hubert, Bowling Green
Forward: Lexi Pelafas, Central Michigan
Midfielder: Julia Elvbo, Ball State
Midfielder: Madison Schupbach, Bowling Green
Midfielder: Julia Benati, Buffalo
Midfielder: Isabella Echeverri, Toledo
Defender: Gurjeena Jandu, Buffalo
Defender: Paige Culver, Kent State
Defender: Sierra Henderson-Muschett, Kent State
Goalkeeper: Stephanie Heber, Western Michigan

All-MAC Second Team
Forward: Peyton Davis, Eastern Michigan
Forward: Allie Curry, Ohio
Forward: Hannah Scafaria, Toledo
Midfielder: Madison Pogarch, Central Michigan
Midfielder: Kristen Brots, Kent State
Midfielder: Vital Kats, Kent State
Defender: Alexis Fricke, Bowling Green
Defender: Jaime Eiben, Kent State
Defender: Haley Hoppe, Northern Illinois
Defender: Chiara Paradiso, Toledo
Goalkeeper: Laura Dougall, Buffalo
Goalkeeper: Patricia Koutoulas, Miami