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Menlo College's McCloskey, Swart named all-Southwest Region

Menlo's Rachel McCloskey earned all-Southwest Region honors. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Menlo College's Kaylin Swart and Rachel McCloskey were each named to the NSCAA All-Southwest region women's soccer team for the second straight year it was announced Wednesday.

Swart was named to the first team and McCloskey was selected to the second team.

Kaylin Swart/Menlo Athletics
After gaining All-GSAC honors in her first season, McCloskey scored three times, two more than she did in her first season. She finished tied for the team lead in assists with three. Her nine points tied for second-best on the Oaks. Her elusive moves and improved offensive production made her worthy of repeat honors.

Adding to her impressive resume, Swart featured a 6-4-3 record on the year, with a 0.824 goals against average, the best of her Menlo career and the best in program history. She made 73 saves and featured an 84.9 percent save rate. Her six shutouts give her 19 in her storied career, also the best mark in program history.

She is only one of three goalkeepers to earn All-American honors, and she beat out fellow GSAC keeper Amanda Valentine, who earned a spot, but as an honorable mention.

Swart was an honorable mention nominee in 2015 herself. She finishes her Menlo career with three All-GSAC awards as well as three NSCAA All-Southwest Region awards.

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