Bledsoe, Stengel Earn All-America Honors
Nov. 30, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
Stengel was selected to the second team and became Wake Forest's first three time NSCAA All-American, after making the All-America first team in 2011 and the second team in 2011. Bledsoe was selected to the All-America third team, joining Stengel as the only two Demon Deacons to earn multiple All-America honors from the NSCAA. She was named a second team All-America in 2011.
A junior, Stengel finished as Wake Forest's leading scorer for the third straight season, totaling nine goals, four assists and 22 points. She moved into first place on Wake Forest's career scoring charts in 2012, racking up 44 total goals and 105 total points.
Stengel amassed her scoring totals despite missing the first eight game of the season while winning the FIFA Under-20 World Cup National Team as a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Bledsoe helped lead a staunch Wake Forest defense this season, keeping eight shutouts and boasting a 0.85 goals against average, which both ranked in the top four among ACC players. Bledsoe holds most of Wake Forest's career goalkeeping records, including most shutouts (25) and lowest goals against average (0.92).
The award was only the latest in a series of honors for the junior as she was named to Capital One Academic All-America team earlier in the week, becoming the first Academic All-American in program history. Bledsoe is a two-time All-ACC honoree and three-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection.