— After posting a season-best 12-save effort to keep the Aggies in striking distance against nationally ranked Albany during Friday's quarterfinal match, junior goalkeeper Chelsea Bigelow
was named to the America East All-Championship team as announced on Sunday, Nov. 4, following the conclusion of the league's tournament.
Bigelow became the third student-athlete in UC Davis program history to earn All-Championship accolades, following fellow goalkeeper Beth Lee-- the first Aggie to earn the league's honor during her senior season in 2016--and sophomore midfielder Nicola Prebble
, who was one of three freshman selected to the league's 2017 team.
Joining Bigelow on the conference's team were Melissa Nealon (Albany), Frederike Helmke (Albany), Dana Bozek (Albany), Ghislaine Beerkens (Albany), Samantha Wagg (Maine), Casey Crowley (Maine), Brianna Ricker (Maine), Kriekie van Wyk (Pacific), Karlijn Roijakkers (Pacific), Emma Christus (Stanford), Molly Redgrove (Stanford), Claudia Cotter (Vermont), Melina Moore (California), and Rachel Bossi (New Hampshire).
In addition to tallying a season-high 12 saves during Friday's quarterfinal match against nationally ranked and 2018 America East Champion Albany, the San Diego native also made program history when she surpassed the all-time career saves record (269) set by former Aggie goalkeeper Lauren Sawvelle (2009-11). Starting all 19 games for the Aggies in 2018, the psychology major capped off her junior season with 111 saves to go along with a pair of shutout performances, boosting her career total to 274 saves.
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