Parise, Botts, Mira honored

Three seniors from the Grand Valley State University soccer team have been nationally recognized.

The Lakers, who finished the season with 20-2-3 following last week’s NCAA semifinal loss, featured a senior class with a career record of 84-4-13.

Three of these seniors were named to Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-America teams Monday. Goalkeeper Chelsea Parise (first team), forward Ashley Botts (second team) and midfielder Alyssa Mira (third team) were honored.

A day later, the trio also received NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-America Honors.

Parise became the NCAA Division II career shut-out leader this season as the Lakers’ goalkeeper, giving up only 0.41 goals per game. She also received a 2012 Capital One Academic All-America first team selection and a GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year award.

Botts earned her fourth consecutive All-GLIAC selection this season with 18 goals and five assists. Her 25 career game-winning goals are the most in GVSU history, and her 157 points are third most.

Mira had three goals and a team-high nine assists this season. She earned All-GLIAC First Team honors twice in her career, and was named the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011