ROSEMONT, Ill. – Rutgers women’s soccer placed four Scarlet Knights on the 2023 All-Big Ten awards, announced by the conference office on Friday.
Juniors Riley Tiernan and Emily Mason have been named to the All-Big Ten Second team, and Olivia Bodmer and Ashley Baran have been selected to the All-Freshman Team, with Bodmer representing the only unanimous pick among the Big Ten first-years. Graduate student Allison Lynch earned a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team
Tiernan has been named to the All-Big Ten lists in all three of her seasons “On the Banks,” while Mason finds herself on a second consecutive honor roll.
Riley Tiernan scored three goals and added four assists in the regular season, while also drawing the eye of double-teams and opposing coaching plans throughout her 18-match campaign. She played at least 85 minutes in all 10 Big Ten matches, while netting a goal in the win against Michigan and assists in the win against Purdue at the draw at Nebraska.
Emily Mason again anchored a stellar defense in 2023 that posted nine team shutouts. A constant presence in the back, Mason played the full 90 in all of Rutgers’ 10 regular season Big Ten matches, which included five victories and four shutouts by the defense. The backs have allowed four or less shots on goal in 10 matches, including the final four of the regular season.
Olivia Bodmer ranks 23rd in the NCAA and third in the Big Ten with eight solo shutouts at the end of the regular season. Half of those shutouts came in Big Ten Play. In another Big Ten showdown, Bodmer made a career-high nine saves, including seven in the scoreless second half, to earn a point from a 2-2 draw at Nebraska.
Ashley Baran played all 18 matches at forward in her rookie season, earning four consecutive starts in Big Ten play in October. She finished her first regular season in grand style, recording her first three-point match with a goal and an assist in the 2-1 win against Northwestern, including the game-winner in the 77th minute.
Allison Lynch just became the third player in Rutgers women’s soccer history to play in 100 career matches. She has played in 100 percent of Rutgers’ games since stepping foot on campus as a freshman in 2019.
The Scarlet Knights enter the postseason as the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, facing off against third-seeded…