Dec. 12, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's soccer player Ingrid Wells (Montclair, N.J./Upper Montclair) was selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) during the NCAA Women's College Cup this past weekend in Georgia. Wells was one of 12 players selected to the first team and one of 49 players recognized nationwide.
Wells helped lead the Hoyas to their most successful regular season in program history, as the Blue & Gray finished the 2011 schedule with a 15-6-0 overall record. The 15 wins were the most in a regular season and tied for the most in a season overall with the 2010 squad. Georgetown finished in second place in the American Division of the BIG EAST Conference, earned a first round bye and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament for the second time in program history.
Wells was one of three players nationally to earn a spot on the first team for the third time. She was the only BIG EAST Conference player selected to the first team and was one of only three league players recognized on the first, second or third teams, respectively.
Wells led the Hoyas in scoring this year with 30 points, tallying nine goals and a team-high 12 assists. She was third on the team in goals scored. Wells ranked fourth in the BIG EAST in points (1.43 points per game) and led the league in assists (0.57 per game), while tying for ninth in goals scored. Nationally, Wells ranked No. 12 in the country in assists per game and 50th in points per game.
The 5-3 redshirt senior was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year for the second-straight season and she earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors for the fourth time in her career.
A candidate for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country, and a preseason All-BIG EAST selection, Wells is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 31 goals and 46 assists for 108 points, becoming the first player in program history to reach 100 points.
Twice during the 2011 season, Wells took part in training with the United States National Team. She was called up as part of a group of players from the Under-23 National Team to participate in training in early October and then departed for a two-week session with the full national team before the U.S. played Sweden in late November.
This is the third All-America honor for Wells from the NSCAA, who was a first team selection in 2010 and earned second team accolades during her freshman year in 2007. Last year, she tied for the team lead in scoring with 28 points, scoring nine goals and 10 assists. She helped lead the Hoyas to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as the team finished the season with a 15-7-2 overall record.
As a freshman in 2007, she scored six goals and set a school record with 13 assists, finishing the season with 25 points and was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. Following her freshman year, Wells was selected to the United States Under-20 National Team and played with the team as they won the gold medal at the U-20 World Cup in Chile. She returned to Georgetown for the 2009 season and scored seven goals with 11 assists for 25 points. Wells earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors and was an honorable mention All-America selection by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Wells, an anthropology major, will graduate from Georgetown as the school's all-time leader in points scored (108) and assists (46) and second all-time in goals scored (34).