Four Blue Jays Honored by Centennial Conference
LANCASTER, PA – Four members of the Johns Hopkins women’s soccer team (14-4-1) were recognized by the Centennial Conference with postseason awards. Ana Bengoechea and Meg Van de Loo were named to the conference’s First Team, while teammates Adrienne Johnson and Kristen Hori were named Second Team All-Centennial. Van de Loo, who recently was named MVP of the Centennial Conference Tournament, was also recognized as the conference’s scholar-athlete of the year.
Bengoechea and Van de Loo are the 57th and 58th Hopkins players to be named First Team All-Conference, the most of any school in the Centennial.
This marks the third consecutive year that Bengoechea, a junior, was honored as First Team All-Centennial. She is one of just 15 player to receive the honor three times. The North Bethesda, MD native has tallied 10 points this season on three goals and four assists while controlling the midfield for the Blue Jays.
Van de Loo’s postseason honor is the second of her career from the Centennial Conference as she was named Second Team as a freshman in 2013. The junior has been a catalyst for the Hopkins offense all season, leading the team in goals (16) and points (34). Her 16 goals lead the conference, as well.
Johnson was honored as Second Team All-Centennial for the second time in her career. The Middletown, DE native plays a large role in a defense that has allowed under nine shots per game. Also a junior, Johnson has chipped in on offense when needed, collecting four points on one goal and two assists.
Hori, a freshman, was honored for the first time in her career. The Honolulu, HI native leads the team in assists (9) and is second on the squad in goals (6) and points (21).
Johns Hopkins will be back in action this weekend when it travels to Hoboken, NJ to begin NCAA Championship play. The Jays will meet Bowdoin in the first round on Saturday night at 7:30pm on the campus of Stevens Tech.