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3 get first-team All-Region in Women's Soccer

Mike Ekern photo
Mike Ekern photo


United Soccer Coaches news release


Three St. Thomas Women's Soccer seniors were voted onto the 12-player first-team on the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region team, it was announced on Monday.

Defender Tess Baier, forward Mallory DeBoom, and midfielder Brie Bourdage give the Tommies three first-team honorees. They helped St. Thomas go 61-15-6 over their four-year era.

All-District players advance onto the national ballot for All-America consideration.

DeBoom (Edina, Minn.), who has a 3.64 gpa while majoring in Exercise Science, was named MIAC Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career. She made All-America in 2016 and is now a three-time All-Region honoree.

DeBoom scored 111 points (44 goals) to move into No. 2 on the program's career scoring list. UST finished 47-0-4 in games on her career when she scored a point, and she had 19 game-winning goals.

The senior also became the Tommies' first four-time first-team All-MIAC honoree. She played in 82 contests over her four seasons, including starting the last 69 consecutive games.



Baier was the first non-goalie to receive the MIAC Defensive Player of the Year award since its creation in four years ago. Over the last three seasons, the Mount Horeb, Wis., native started 62 games, missing only one due to injury.

She played a lead role since 2016 as the defensive-minded Toms posted 39 shutouts and outscored opponents 74-11 in the second halves and in overtimes. She recorded one assist in her career.



Bourdage (Lino Lakes, Minn.), who has a 3.92 gpa in Marketing Management, is a repeat All-Region honoree and also made first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District. She played in 76 career games, starting her last 68 in a row, and contributed eight goals and 14 assists.

UST was 20-0-1 in games on her career when Bourdage scored a goal or an assist.




Strong Season

For the first time since a postseason MIAC playoff was added in 2003, St. Thomas swept the conference regular-season and playoff championships. UST claimed the conference regular-season title for the third time in four seasons. They had a national ranking as high as No. 13, and for most of the season held a No. 1 regional rank.

The 2018 Tommies (19-2-1) also:

  • set program records for wins (19) and for longest winning streak (14).
  • scored UST's most season goals in more than 20 seasons.
  • went unbeaten in the postseason (3-0-1);
  • posted the best record for any MIAC women's soccer team in the last 12 seasons;
  • finished 10-0 in play on its home field;
  • outscored opponents 10-0 in the last nine minutes of regulation and throughout overtimes;
  • outscored opponents 58-11 overall, with 13 shutouts. 

Over the last four seasons, the Tommies recorded a conference-best 48 shutouts, and also posted a 28-10 record in one-goal decisions. Ten times in that span, they fell behind in games but came back to win or tie. In games they scored first, they went 55-0. In games when they scored two or more goals, St. Thomas went 41-0-2.