PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Adding to her
already long list of postseason honors, Lake Erie College women's
soccer player Natalia
Bartula (Oakville, Ont./Holy Trinity Catholic) has
been selected to play in the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association's
All-Star Game at Capital University on Saturday (April
The game, which will divide its players onto North and South teams, will feature athletes from 13 schools around the state, including Division I programs like Ohio University and Cincinnati.
The senior started all 20 games as the Storm's sweeper on the back line last fall. Lake Erie's defense improved immensely in 2009, surrendering just 44 goals after giving up 51 goals in six fewer games in 2008. Lake Erie also increased its win total from two to six last season, its final as a Division II Independent before moving into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in 2010.
Earlier in the offseason, Bartula was given a pair of scholar athlete awards by the OCSA and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her excellence in the classroom.