Clarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University women’s soccer players have been named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com preseason all-conference squad.Seniors Natalia and Tatiana Ariza were named preseason Ohio Valley Conference first team, with Tatiana earning preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors. Senior Morgan Zigelsky and junior Taylor Van Wagner each earned a spot on the second team.
Tatiana Ariza looks to bring home her second consecutive OVC Offensive Player of the Year honor after leading the conference in goals (12), assists (8) and points (32) in 2012. She earned her second NSCAA All-Region award for her efforts last season.
Her sister Natalia spent more time in the midfield last season, where she took on a more defensive role en route to first-team All-OVC honors. She assisted on three goals and was third among Lady Gov position players in minutes despite missing two matches due to her commitment with the Colombian Olympic team at the 2012 London Olympics.
Zigelsky was fifth in scoring for the Lady Govs in 2012, with three goals and four assists. She led the Lady Govs in minutes, averaging 88.2 minutes per match in her 21 contests. She scored the Lady Govs only penalty kick goal of 2012 in the season opener at Arkansas.
As a sophomore last season, Van Wagner was part of a stifling defense that limited opponents to 20 total goals and shut out seven opponents. She scored her first career goal against UALR, who the Lady Govs will play on Aug. 30th in the regular season home opener.