Bulldogs Hand Out Awards At Season Banquet

The Butler women's soccer program celebrated its championship season during its postseason awards banquet recently. Six team awards were handed out in addition to the awards the Bulldogs earned during the season.

Head coach Tari St. John and the program honored freshman Jackie Hafele as Team MVP. Hafele, who scored 11 points (3g-5a) during the season, was a first team All-Horizon League selection and the league's newcomer of the year in 2010. Sophomore Katie Griswold, the team's leading scorer with 20 points (9g-2a) and a first team All-Horizon League honoree, was named the team's offensive player of the year. Butler's defensive player of the year was senior Sarah Phelps, who was a second team all-league pick.

The team's specialty awards went to freshman Ali Backscheider and sophomores Kelly Grott and Claire Milam. Backscheider was named Top Dog, which goes to the player exhibiting exceptional fitness, technical ability and winning percentage. Backscheider started 13 matches during her rookie season. Grott was honored as Iron Dog, an award given to the player with the best work ethic in the weight room. 

Milam received the Carrie Colglazier Award, the program's top honor. The award is given to a player with exceptional character both on and off the field. Milam was a key reserve last season, scoring two goals and playing in all 20 of the season's contests. The award is given in memory of Carrie Colglazier, a former Bulldog who played as a freshman in 2002 and died in a car accident in June 2003.

2010-11 Butler Women's Soccer Awards

Team MVP Jackie Hafele
Offensive MVP Katie Griswold
Defensive MVP Sarah Phelps
Top Dog Ali Backscheider
Iron Dog Kelly Grott
Carrie Colglazier Award Claire Milam