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OTTUMWA – One of the most successful seasons in program history culminated with two prestigious individual awards for the Indian Hills women’s soccer team on Wednesday.

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) has announced that Bailey Wiemann is the conference player of the year. Warrior Head Coach Anthony Longo as Co-Coach of the Year.

The Warriors, who were ranked fifth in the nation during the regular season, ended their season with an 18-2 overall record behind Longo’s advice and Wiemann’s prowess. The Player of the Year honor is the third in program history for the Warriors as Longo receives his third Coach of the Year award.

Wiemann completed one of the most successful seasons and individual careers in Indian Hills history after guiding the team to the Region XI Championship game of the National Junior College Athletic Conference (NJCAA) during the last two years. In second year, Wiemann placed second in the country with a total of 65 points and 25 goals, while placing third in the country with 15 assists.

In her final season at Ottumwa, Wiemann was named to the NJCAA First Team All-Star for the second year in a row and was the ICCAC Athlete of the Week five times.

“I couldn’t be prouder that Bailey won the Player of the Year award,” said head coach Anthony Longo. “Bailey has always been one of the best players on the pitch in every game and a real catalyst for all the success we’ve had this season. Both in and out of conference, Bailey has posted some fantastic numbers. In conference, a goalkeeper and tied for assist, Bailey was dominant. More importantly, finishing the year second in goals, assists and total points shows just how special she is.

“As a program Indian Hills has had some incredibly talented players. We have a good tradition of producing top-level attackers, and Bailey joins this special group. Bailey will stand out as one of the most elite players we have. have had in Indian Hills. It has been a pleasure training her and I can’t wait to see what she can do to the next level. “

Wiemann climbed the record books in 2021 and finished his career second in program history for points (97) and goals (36), and fourth for assists (25). The Burlington native has scored 10 career games with multiple goals, including nine in his sophomore year. Wiemann started all 36 competitions of his career for the Warriors

The forward joins two other prolific goalscorers in Indian Hills history to win the Player of the Year award. Emily Murphy was selected with the highest honor in 2019 and Laura Hallissey was the first in 2017.

Longo’s sixth season at the helm of the Warriors has added more notoriety to an already established schedule. After reaching the team’s very first national tournament a season ago, Longo guided the Warriors to the most wins in program history with 18.

As a team, the Warriors led the nation with 117 goals, a new school record. Longo’s prominent defense also set a new program mark by allowing just 16 goals this year as the team recorded 12 shutouts in total, the second-largest in the country.

Longo has previously won ICCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2019 and 2017 and led the Warriors in each of their best six seasons in program history. The 2021 Co-Coach of the Year honor is shared with Iowa Western Community College head coach Adam Sanchez.

“It’s always very humiliating to be recognized by other coaches,” noted Longo. “ICCAC is a high profile junior college conference, and receiving any kind of award is special. Adam was one of the top coaches at the junior college level while in Iowa Western, and sharing that award with him is truly an honor. “

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