(WNFL) - Rose Lavelle of Wisconsin has been named the Big Ten women's soccer Freshman-of-the-Year. Lavelle, a Cincinnati native, led all conference freshmen with seven assists. She was also named to the all-conference first team. and the Big Ten all-freshman squad. Kylie Schwarz of the Badgers was also named to the all-rookie team. Wisconsin sophomore Kinley McNicoll was an all-league second-team pick. The sixth-seeded Badgers will open play this morning in the Big Ten Tournament, with a match against third-seeded Penn State in Champaign Illinois.Top-seeded U-W Milwaukee will host Detroit on Friday night in the semi-finals of the Horizon League women's soccer tournament. Detroit advanced with a 1-nothing double-overtime win over Valparaiso in yesterday's first round. Heather Brown scored the winning goal in the 108th minute. As the regular season champion, Milwaukee received a first-round bye, plus hosting rights for the final two rounds. Second-seeded Wright State will face Number-three Oakland in the other semi-final. Oakland advanced yesterday with a 6-2 win over Youngstown State. There were no surprises in yesterday's opening round of the W-I-A-C women's soccer tournament. Third-seeded U-W Stout blanked Number-six La Crosse 1-nothing, on a goal by Alix Hyduke in the 60th minute. Fourth-seeded Eau Claire defeated third-seeded Platteville 3-to-1. Caroline Henderson scored twice for the Blugolds. Eau Claire now moves to the semi-finals, and a match at top-seeded Whitewater tomorrow night. Stout travels to Number-two Oshkosh tomorrow. Whitewater and Oshkosh were both given first-round byes.There were no upsets yesterday as the W-I-A-C women's volleyball tournament got underway. Third-seeded U-W Whitewater advanced with a five-set home win over sixth-seeded Platteville. Kelsey Nobilio had 32 digs for the Warhawks. In the other first-round match, fourth-seeded La Crosse eliminated Number-five Oshkosh in the maximum five sets. Crystal Ziegler had 19 kills for La Crosse, which will play at top-seeded Stevens Point on Friday night in the semi-finals. Whitewater is at second-seeded Eau Claire in the other semi. Stevens Point and Eau Claire earned first-round byes.
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