Northwood Women's Soccer All-Decade Team (2010-19)

Selections and comments by Travis McCurdy, Northwood Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

The women's soccer team his heading into the next decade after one of the great turnaround seasons I've seen at Northwood. This all decade team really spans the full 10 years!


Julie Shields (2012-15)

  • Honorable Mention All-GLIAC (2015)
  • Four-year starter for Northwood
  • Won 17 games in her career, tied for most in school history
  • Had 10 career shutouts and a .765 career save percentage
Julie carried the load in net for the Timberwolves all four years of her career. She made many tremendous saves in her time at Northwood.


Olivia Kaye (2014-17)

  • Honorable Mention All-GLIAC (2017)
  • Started 63 of a possible 65 games in her career
  • Top defender on two GLIAC Tournament Teams
Olivia was a smart, tough defender who was the backbone on defense for Northwood. She was a great leader and a key player from her first day on campus.


Christina Medici (2016-19)

  • Played in 60 career games in the back, making 55 starts
  • Had a goal and three assists in her career
  • Named a team captain
Chris improved a great deal throughout her career. As a senior, she was outstanding as NU's center back. Her play the last two years was key to the dramatic defensive turnaround the Timberwolves


Madison Pines (2010-13)

  • Honorable All-GLIAC (2012)
  • Played in 68 games, making 66 starts
  • Also named to the All-Decade Team for Women's Track & Field
  • Graduated from Northwood as valedictorian
Madison is one of the best athletes we've ever had at Northwood. Her speed and conditioning level in the back was unmatched in my time with the program.


Alyssa Whims (2008-11)

  • Four-year starter for Northwood in the back for the Timberwolves
  • Played in 69 of a possible 70 games, making 68 starts
Alyssa was never the flashiest player, but she was steady and strong in the back. She was a 90 minute a game player for Timberwolves throughout her career


Allison Carroll (2013-16)

  • Played in 65 career games, making 63 starts
  • Had 10 goals and seven assists in her career
  • Named Honorable Mention All-GLIAC in 2013
Allison was a versatile, creative player in the midfield. He ability to score and create for her teammates were a big part of many Northwood teams.


Alyssa Cowper (2015-18)

  • Played in 61 career games in the midfield, making 57 starts
  • Had three goals, two which were game-winning goals
  • Was a team captain
Alyssa's value to the team was not reflected in her stats. She was one of best and most respected leaders in program history. Her toughness and competitiveness are things I will always remember.


Jessica Piper (2018-19)

  • Played and started in 34 games in the first two years of her career
  • Has four goals and three assists
  • Named Honorable Mention All-GLIAC in 2019
Jessica is one of the best overall players I have seen at Northwood. Her ability to both score and distribute makes her dangerous all over the field.


Juliana Paoletti (2019)

  • Led Northwood in goals in freshman season (nine)
  • Had four game-winning goals
  • Ranked second among all freshman in the GLIAC in goals and scoring
JJ had a huge and immediate impact for the Timberwolves in her first season. She is strong and can score in a variety of ways. Her future is very bright!


Alyssa Tomassi (2010-13)

  • Named First Team All-GLIAC (2012)
  • Earned Second Team All-GLIAC (2013)
  • Had 30 goals and eight assists for her career
  • Scored a school-record five goals in a single game
Alyssa came in as one of the most heralded recruits in program history and lived up to the billing. She was a force on the offensive end with the ability to score from almost anywhere.


Amanda Watson (2009-12)

  • All-time leading scorer in program history (55 goals, 22 assists, 132 points)
  • Named First Team All-GLIAC all four years of her career
  • Was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2010
  • Elected to the Northwood Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017
Amanda stands alone as the greatest player in school history. She was as dominant as any female athlete I have seen at Northwood. Her speed and play-making ability are unmatched at Northwood.