On Oct. 31 the UOIT women’s soccer team was recognized for their conference performance with three players being named OUA all-stars.
For the fifth time, Katherine Koehler-Grassau has been named an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) first-team all-star – dating back to 2014 when she was also named the OUA’s rookie of the year. As team captain this season, she remained one of the most versatile and skilled players in the conference, leading the Ridgebacks in the mid-field.
Koehler-Grassau has also been recognized as U SPORTS All-Canadian twice in her time at UOIT.
Taijah Henderson was named to the first team in back-to-back seasons and becomes a three-time all-star after finishing second on the Ridgebacks in scoring with four goals.
Named a U SPORTS second-team All-Canadian a year ago, she returned this year as one of the fastest and most dangerous strikers in the conference.
Rounding out the Ridgebacks award winners is two-time all-star Mikaela Tierney, who earned her first first-team nod to join her two teammates. Tierney has been a strong-hold on the UOIT backline all season.
The OUA women’s soccer championship began Nov. 2, with the Western Mustangs beating the Queen’s Gaels 3-2. The Ridgebacks finished out the year with a 4-0 playoff loss to the Nipissing Lakers on Oct. 24.
The Ridgebacks finished their season with an overall record of -6-4. They finished with a home record of 5-1-3 and 2-5-1 on the road.