FAIRBORN — Five members of the Wright State women’s soccer team were honored as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards Oct. 30. Those honored were First Team Sarah Colvin, Second Team Niki Romero, Aaliyah Patten and Mattie Cutts and Newcomer Team Erin Graefen.
Colvin, a senior midfielder from Tipp City, has started 18 games this year, collecting six goals and seven assists to lead the Raiders with 19 points. She had three assists against Youngstown State followed by a goal and two assists against Capital in a two-day span. Half of her goals were game winners as she took 26 shots overall. In the Horizon League, Colvin is tied for fifth in goals scored and tied for sixth in assists.
Romero, a senior defender, has been a stalwart on the Raider defense this year, playing in 15 games. She scored twice and has two assists. Her first goal of the year came in the season opener against Weber State in her hometown of Las Vegas. She was voted to the second team all league last year as well as first team in 2015.
Patten, a junior forward from Fairborn, has played in 15 games this season with three goals and six assists, including goals against league foes Youngstown State and Oakland. Her 12 points are tied for second on the squad, and her six assists are tied for seventh in the league. In 2016, she was selected to the Horizon League first team and to the Newcomer Team in 2015.
Cutts, a junior midfielder from Colorado Springs, Colo., has four goals and four assists this year. She is tied for second on the team with 12 points. All four goals have come against League opponents (Youngstown State, Milwaukee, Cleveland State and Illinois Chicago) as three have been game winners.
Graefen, a freshman midfield from Plainfield, Ill., scored her lone goal at Green Bay and picked up her assist at Detroit Mercy. She has 16 shots on the season.
The Raiders (11-7 and 6-3) host UIC in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. The winner will play Northern Kentucky, Thursday, Nov. 2 in Milwaukee with the finals slated for Saturday, Nov. 4, also in Milwaukee.
Story courtesy of Wright State University Athletics.