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Lena Charles Earns All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention
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Women's Soccer - Tue, Nov. 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Junior Lena Charles of the Goshen College women's soccer team earned postseason honorable-mention all-conference honors from the Crossroads League coaches, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Despite playing primarily central defense for the 6-10-3 Maple Leafs, the Plainfield, Indiana, native amassed two goals on eight shots on offense, taking eight shots over the course of the season. She led the team with 1,623 minutes of playing time, which was more than 85 minutes per game and 91.7 percent of the season.

As Charles reaches the quarter pole of her collegiate career, she has played and started in all of Goshen's 55 games over the last three seasons, the lone upperclassman on this year's team to do so. With six career goals, she trailed only Melanie Drinkwater and Ginyce Haywood, two attacking players, among active athletes on GC's career goals list this season and she inherits the lead now that those seniors have exhausted their eligibility.

Charles becomes the first Maple Leaf to earn all-conference honors of any sort since Lucy Roth was named all-conference in 2007. The 2016 Goshen team also broke another streak that dated back nine years, that of missing the conference tournament: this year's team went 2-5-2 in league play, earning the eighth seed, and lost 6-0 at Spring Arbor, the no. 1 team in both the conference and nation, on Saturday.