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Annika Martensson earns All-Region recognition

November 27, 2018 at 1:46 pm
Annika Martensson
Annika Martensson
Photo: Nathan Klok

UNITED SOCCER COACHES WOMEN'S ALL-NORTH REGION teams

KANSAS City, Mo. – Carleton College senior midfielder Annika Martensson (Wauwatosa, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was voted to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches (USC) NCAA Division III Women's All-North Region Team.

She was a third-team selection, marking the 11th time over the last 13 seasons that the Knights had at least one player take home All-Region accolades. All told, Carleton Women’s Soccer has earned a total of 22 All-Region honors since 2006.

Earlier this month, Martensson was named to the All-MIAC team for the second consecutive year. Additionally, she received All-MIAC Honorable Mention status her rookie year before missing the entire 2016 campaign due to a knee injury.

“I am very proud of Annika and believe her recognition in the North Region is well deserved,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller. “Annika exceeds expectations in the off-season and non-traditional season, and it’s always an honor to have that hard work recognized by outsiders. She is in good company in the North Region, and our entire team is proud of how she represents our program. Annika has grown considerably as an athlete, soccer player, and a young woman during her four years, and her legacy will live on with Carleton Women Soccer.”

This fall, Martensson started each of the 16 games she appeared in, playing a total of 1,431 minutes, the most among non-defenders on the Knights’ roster. She was a key component of the Knights’ attack, tying for second on the team in both goals and assists with two apiece. She also had perhaps the play of the year, scoring on an impressive 20-yard strike for Carleton’s lone goal in an 1-1 draw at then No. 13-ranked MIT.