WEEK 13 2023 RUNDOWN – Eclipse Select Alumni
Stakes are continuing to rise as we progress further into the postseason, and the moments of success are made that much sweeter. Especially remarkable performances over the weekend came from junior midfielder Hannah Bebar (Naperville, IL.) and freshman phenom Bella Najera (St. Charles, IL.) Bebar’s contribution of a goal and assist early in the first half of Harvard’s matchup with Maine pushed the Crimson to a 3-0 first-round victory, extending her point streak to four consecutive games. Continuing to shine as a Spartan, Najera put up two goals and an assist in MSU’s 3-0 victory over Ohio, along with being named to both the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week!
We will see Najera & Bebar meet in the second round, as the Spartans take on Harvard this Thursday, November 16th at 5 pm CST in Provo, Utah.
HANNAH BEBAR NETS A 🚀!
It’s 2-0 Crimson!!
— Harvard Women’s Soccer (@Harvard_WSoccer) November 11, 2023
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) November 10, 2023
Ella Koleno (Chicago, IL.) and the WashU Bears are moving onto the third round after their victories over Maryville (2-0) and Sewanee (4-0). Koleno put up the first goal against Maryville and was accredited with the first assist vs. Sewanee – extending her record to five goals and five assists on the season. WashU will face Calvin this Friday, November 17th at 11 am CST to battle for a spot in the Final Four.
Sophomore forward Alexis Sassower (Chicago, IL.) notched her second and final goal of the year in Case Western’s first-round victory over Grove City. Kicking off the offensive momentum, Sassower’s goal in the 19th minute set the tone – pulling through with a 5-1 win. Falling just short in their second-round showdown with John Carroll, CWRU ended their season with a record of 12-2-4. With two more seasons to go, we’re looking forward to more great things from Alexis and the Spartans in seasons to come.
Tallying points in the last five games, junior forward Mia Segdegwick (Wilmette, IL.) is coming up big in the postseason. Helping MIT to their first and second-round victories – Sedgwick put up a total of three assists in their games vs. CMSV (3-1) and Southern Maine (4-1). Sedgwick and the Engineers will advance to the third round to take on John Carroll this Saturday, November 18th at 12:30 pm CST in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Kiki Van Zanten (Buffalo Grove, IL.) and the Irish aren’t done fighting yet! Up by one with seven minutes remaining in the second half, Van Zanten was able to break through Valpo’s backline with some fancy footwork to set up their second and final goal of the match. Advancing to the second round after their 2-0 victory, Notre Dame will take on Memphis this Friday, November 17th at 3 pm CST in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Senior midfielder Zivana Labovic (Schererville, IN.) helped Michigan State to their first-round victory with an assist in their 3-0 victory over Ohio. Keeping the play alive in the 76th minute, Labovic was able to bump the ball off to Najera to convert their third and final goal of the match. Moving onto the second round, Michigan State will play Harvard this Thursday, November 16th at 5 pm CST in Provo, Utah.
Goalllllllllllll!!!!@charliecodd finds the back of the net, her 4th of the season!
— ND Women’s Soccer (@NDSoccer) November 12, 2023
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) November 11, 2023
- Abby Kalou (Lesley University) North Atlantic Conference First Team
- Allison Rapaduski (University of North Dakota) All-Summit League Honorable Mention
- Arianna Lombardi (University of Wisconsin-Platteville) All-WIAC First Team
- Bela Labovic (University of west Florida) All-GSC Second Team
- Bella Najera (Michigan State University) Big Ten Freshman of the Year
- Ella Koleno (Washington University-St. Louis) UAA Fall Academic All-Conference team, All-UAA Second Team
- Emma Phillips (Northwestern University) Third-Team All-Big Ten
- Gandhi Cruz (Depaul University) All-BIG EAST Third Team
- Hannah Bebar (Harvard University) Ivy League All-Tournament Team
- Ingrid Falls (Northwestern University) Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipient
- Kate Flynn (Washington University-St. Louis) UAA Fall Academic All-Conference team
- Kiki Van Zanten (Notre Dame University) First Team All-ACC
- Lauren Boafo (Western Michigan University) MAC Goalkeeper of the Year
- Martin Murillo (Purdue University Northwest) All-GLIAC Second Team
- Mimi Van Zanten (Florida State University) ACC All-Freshman Team
- Sadie Sterbenz (Middle Tennessee University) Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- Scout Murray (Ohio University) MAC Tournament MVP, All-MAC Tournament Team
- Taylor Green (Bowling Green State University) MAC All-Freshman Team
- Tommy Coughlin (University of Green Bay) Horizon League Second Team
- Xcaret Pineda (Oklahoma State University) All-Big 12 Second Team
- Yulexi Diaz (University of Illinois at Chicago) Missouri Valley All-Conference Second Team
- Nov. 16 Men’s DI 1st Round – Green Bay vs Western Michigan (12 pm CST)
- Nov. 16 Women’s 2nd Round – Michigan State vs Harvard ( 5 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DII 1st Round – Grand Valley State vs McKendree (9 am CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DIII 3rd Round – WashU vs Calvin (11 am CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DII 1st Round – West Florida vs Nova Southeastern (12 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – University of Wisconsin vs Texas (1 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – University of Iowa vs Georgia (1 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – Saint Louis University vs Georgetown (2 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Men’s DII 1st Round – Purdue University Northwest vs Lewis (2 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – Notre Dame University vs Memphis (3 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – Florida State University vs Texas A&M (4:30 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – Brown University vs Mississippi State (5:30 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – University of Pittsburgh vs Arkansas (6:30 pm CST)
- Nov. 17 Women’s DI 2nd Round – University of Tennessee vs Nebraska (7 pm CST)
- Nov. 18 Women’s DIII 3rd Round – MIT vs John Carroll (12:30 pm CST)
Over 100 Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumni, both male and female, are rostered across every level of college soccer at Division I, II, III, and NAIA. There are 34 alumni designated as freshmen entering their first year of college. The remaining includes 31 sophomores, 36 juniors, 19 seniors, and one graduate student with an additional year of eligibility.