(MUSKINGUM, Ohio) – The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association has released its All-Ohio teams and three Cavaliers have been named to the 2017 edition. On the women's side, Olivia Peters and Alisha Himes were selected after leading Walsh to its best season in program history. On the men's side, Jean-Paul Ajala-Alexis was named after a breakthrough rookie season for the Cavs.
Peters was selected at forward in addition to being named to the G-MAC All-Conference First Team, D2CCA All-Midwest Region Second Team, and United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women's All-Midwest Region Third Team.
She finished the regular season with 37 points and added a goal and an assist in the quarterfinals to give her 40 for the year. Only Allison Davis has had a better season for Walsh with 41 points in a season. Peters was also an All-GLIAC Second Team selection a year ago. She scored a point in all but three games this season and was named Offensive Player of the Week for the last week in September.
Himes was selected in addition to being an All-Midwest Region Second Team selection on defense as she helped Walsh tie a program record with 12 shutouts. She was also an All-Conference First Team selection for the G-MAC. So far the Cavaliers have only given up 10 goals on the season in 18 games. Not only was she excellent at keeping the opponents from taking a shot, but she could help on the offensive end as well. She totaled four assists and scored the game-winning goal in a come-from-behind win against Trevecca in the regular season. She was also named Defensive Player of the Week for the last week of the regular season.
Walsh had its best season in program history and tied the program record for wins with a 15-4 campaign.
Ajala-Alexis was one of the top scoring threats in the entire conference this season. The freshman forward was fifth in the conference with .588 goals per game and seventh with 10 overall goals. He was fifth in points per game with 1.41 after he recorded four assists in addition to finding the back of the net 10 times.