PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Lake Erie College women's soccer player Natalia Bartula (Oakville, Ont./Holy Trinity Catholic) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-East Region honorable mention team.
Bartula, a senior captain, was selected for her excellence on the field and in the classroom. She started all 20 games as the Storm's sweeper on the back line. With Bartula stabilizing the defense, the Storm surrendered seven fewer goals in 2009 than in 2008, despite playing six more games.
The Storm finished with a 6-12-2 record in its final season as a Division II independent. Next season, the Storm will join the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.