Falcon soccer trio named All-Midwest


A trio of Bowling Green State University women’s soccer standouts has been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Team.

Kennedy White has been named to the first team, with Maya Dean and Mackenzie Reuber earning second- and third-team honors, respectively.

White has been named to the all-region team for the second time in her BGSU career. She earned third-team honors two seasons ago. Both Dean and Reuber have been named to the all-region squad for the first time in their respective careers.

White, a native of Canton, Michigan (Plymouth), was named the Mid-American Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year, and also was voted to the All-MAC First Team in 2022.

She led the Falcons with 12 goals and 26 points on the season, in the process becoming just the third player in BGSU history with multiple seasons of double-digit goals.

White had a hat trick in the Falcons’ win at Akron on Oct. 6, and had three two-goal games this season. White led the MAC in both goals and points, and was second in game-winning goals (four).

In MAC games only, she had nine goals and 20 points to again pace the entire conference in both categories, and she tied for second with a pair of GWG in MAC matches.

White has a career total of nine GWG to rank second in school history. She has 27 career goals, tying for fourth in BGSU annals, and she is eighth in career points, with 63.

Dean, who hails from Traverse City, Michigan (West), joined White on the All-MAC First Team. She started all 19 matches on the season, and had 16 points on five goals and six assists.

Dean, who was named MAC Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2022, scored all five of her goals in an eight-match span that included the final seven conference regular-season contests and the league tourney quarterfinal match.

She had the GWG vs. both Ohio and Miami, with a four-point afternoon in the win over the Bobcats. Dean had two assists both in that Ohio match and in BG’s win at Central Michigan.

Dean scored 14 points in MAC play, and added two more points on a goal in the aforementioned MAC Tournament quarterfinal-round win.

Dean tied for sixth in the MAC in assists and was ranked 10th in points. In MAC games only, she tied for second in GWG (two), and was tied for third in assists (six) and deadlocked for sixth in points.

Reuber, a native of Macomb, Michigan (Macomb Lutheran North), joined Dean and White on the All-MAC First Team. She started all 19 contests in 2022, and had five points on a goal and three assists.

Reuber helped the Falcons record eight shutouts on the season, including five in MAC play and one more in the league tournament. She scored a spectacular goal at Eastern Michigan, and had assists in wins over Valparaiso, Ohio and Miami.

Reuber has played in 92 career matches in her Falcon tenure, setting a new school record in that category. She has helped the Falcons record 39 shutouts during that time, and has career totals of 16 points on three goals and 10 assists. Six of those 10 assists have come on game-winning goals.

BGSU has had 18 all-region selections in the last six seasons, after having a total of three in the first 20 years of the program.

BGSU finished with an overall record of 9-5-5 and a Mid-American Conference mark of 6-2-3, good for third place in the 12-team league.

The Falcons ended the season on a six-match unbeaten streak, and went 6-1-2 over the last month of the year. In those nine games, BGSU outscored the opponents, 21-4.

The Falcons, who won the MAC regular-season and tournament titles from 2018-21, are now 67-31-16 overall, 45-11-5 in MAC regular-season matches and 55-12-8 in all games vs. conference foes since the start of the 2017 season.

Since the beginning of the 2018 campaign, the Falcons are 54-24-15 overall, 39-7-4 in MAC regular-season action and 47-7-7 in all games vs. league opposition.

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