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Owens Honored as All-American; Three Tartans Earn All-Region Honors

three women's soccer players wearing white and red striped jerseys pose with arms crossed or on hips

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Graduate student Caitlynn Owens is a United Soccer Coaches All-American for the Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team. Owens was named to the second team, joining 49 other players recognized nationally for their play on the field this fall. Sophomore Jenna Hallbeck and senior Cecelia Dieterich join Owens with all-region recognition with Hallbeck also honored on the first team and Dieterich garnering second-team accolades in Region 7.

Owens anchored the defense for the Tartans as a center back who also scored two goals for the season with two assists. The Tartans tied the school record for shutouts in a season with 13 and also tied the school record for most consecutive shutouts with seven. Owens played every minute of University Athletic Association (UAA) play, as the Tartans faced five ranked opponents in a five-week stretch.

The All-American honor for Owens is the fourth straight for a Tartan women's soccer player as she becomes the eighth Tartan to garner the accolade.

Hallbeck earned her first regional award after putting 16 shots on frame for the season. A wide midfielder player, Hallbeck continuously broke up opportunities on the defensive end and was a threat to opposing defenses. She recorded two goals with two assists this season while recording 33 total shots.

Dieterich tied Hallbeck with 16 shots on goal and tallied 36 shots in 18 games played. The central midfielder led the Tartans in goals scored with seven and points with 15. Dieterich tallied three game-winning goals for the season and scored once during UAA play.

The regional recognition is the first for each player and marks the fourth straight season at least two Tartans have garnered attention from their regional opponents.