KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Lauren Impey a December adapted physical activity graduate from Northampton, England, and Allison Harbart, a secondary education major from North Royalton, Ohio, both members of the Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team, have been awarded All-America honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Impey was named to first team All-America honors on defense, becoming one of only four defenders in the nation to earn the honor. Harbart was named to second team All-America honors at midfield, one of only seven midfielders in the nation to be named to first or second team honors.
Slippery Rock topped the Atlantic Region with two All-America selections, while California University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University each earned one All-America selection to round out the Atlantic Region's four All-Americans.
Impey is the only player from the Atlantic Region to be named a first team All-American. The accolade rounds out a perfect list of postseason accomplishments as Impey has been named to the first team for every award she was eligible for this fall.
She was named to first team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors, was named the PSAC Defensive Player of the Year, earned first team Daktronics All-Region and first team Daktronics All-America honors, earned first team NSCAA All-Region and All-America honors and was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team.
Impey anchored the SRU defense from the center back spot, a unit that allowed just 12 goals in 21 games this season and allowed only 73 shots on goal. She also finished third on the team in scoring with three goals and a team-high five assists. Two of those goals came in the NCAA Tournament, as she scored a goal and assisted the game-winner in the second round overtime win over Shippensburg and scored a goal in the NCAA Sweet 16 win over California.
Harbart adds her fourth postseason honor for the 2013 season with her first career All-America selection. She also earned first team All-PSAC honors, second team Daktronics All-Region honors and first team NSCAA All-Region honors.
Harbart helped lead the defensive effort as a possessing midfielder and also contributed offensively with two goals and three assists, including one game-winner. Her game winner came late in the second half of a 1-0 win over West Chester late in the regular season that secured The Rock's No. 2 seed in the postseason.
Slippery Rock finished the 2013 season with a 15-4-2 overall record, won its first Atlantic Region title, advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time and completed its 18th consecutive winning season and 16th straight with 10 or more wins.
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