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2004 MIAC All-Conference Awards

Concordia MIAC Postseason Award Winners

Jessica Walden 
Was named the league MVP. She also earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the third straight year. 
Jacki Barten 
Was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team for the fourth straight year, becoming the first Cobber player ever to accomplish that feat.
Becca Shane 
Backs up her Central Region Rookie of the Year honors in 2003 by being named to the MIAC All-Conference team for the first time in her career.
Concordia All-Conference Award Recap

A Trio of Cobbers Nab MIAC Postseason Awards, Walden Named MIAC MVP!!
ST. PAUL-- Three Concordia players earned MIAC postseason awards announced by the league office on Wednesday. Jacki Barten (Sr., Melrose, Minn.), Becca Shane (So., Detroit Lakes, Minn.) and Jessica Walden (Sr., Hawley, Minn.) all earned MIAC All-Conference honors. Walden was also named the league Most Valuable Player, marking the first time in program history that the conference's top honor goes to a Cobber.

For Barten it is her fourth straight year that she has been named to the all-conference team. That is also a first in program history. It is the third consecutive year that Walden has been named to the all-conference team. Shane earns all-conference honors for the first time after being named the league's Rookie of the Year in 2003.

Walden caps her MIAC career by being named the league's MVP. She was the captain of the Cobber offense that went 9-2 in the regular season and finished in second place. 

She is the current school record holder in assists in a career (4,354), assists in a season (1,278) and single match assists (68). She has also been voted the MIAC Setter of the Week eight times during her career, which is an MIAC record for that honor. 

In 2004 she finished third in the league in assists per game (11.81). She finished the regular season with 1,103 assists and had a season-high 68 assists against Loras College on October 8. She also set a school record for assists in a three-game match when she recorded 51 assists against St. Ben's in the final game of the season.

Barten also finishes her career with being placed on the all-conference team. She was the driving force behind the Cobber defense at the net. She set school records in total blocks (500), assisted blocks (364) and has a chance to break the record for solo blocks. She has over 1,300 kills in her career and has played in 116 matches over the course of her four years.

She was among the league leaders in attack percentage and kills in 2004. She finished the regular season with 279 kills, an attack percentage of .277, 119 blocks and 59 digs. 

Shane had another terrific season, after being named the Central Region Rookie of the Year in 2003, she followed it up by finishing second in the MIAC in attack percentage (.332) and fourth in kills (3.86/game). She led the Cobbers in attack percentage and kills, and had team-high kill totals in 15 of the team's 24 matches. She had a season-high 26 kills, on two different occasions. 

2004 MIAC All-Conference Team 
MVP - Jessica Walden, Concordia (Sr.)

Defensive Player of the Year - May Lin Kessenich, Macalester (Sr.)

Rookie of the Year - Heather La Chapelle, Carleton (FY)

Coach of the Year - Heidi Jaynes, Carleton

First Team All-Conference
Name                 School          Year     Pos    Hometown          
Amie Lee Aschenbeck  St. Thomas      Senior   MB     Long Lake, Minn.           
Jacki Barten         Concordia       Senior   MH     Melrose, Minn.  
Rachel Batalden      Gustavus        Senior   S      Lamberton, Minn.
Ashley Dingels       Saint Mary's    Senior   MH     Gibbon, Minn.
Rachelle Dosch       St. Thomas      Soph.    OH     Anoka, Minn.
Ann Eibensteiner     St. Thomas      Junior   MB     Sauk Centre, Minn.
Beth Freeman         Carleton        Senior   MH     Richfield, Minn.
Katie Freeman        Carleton        Senior   OH     Richfield, Minn. 
Tara Houlihan        Gustavus        Junior   OH     Sioux Falls, S.D.
May Lin Kessenich    Macalester      Senior   L      Milford, Conn.
Teri Knapper         Saint Benedict  Soph.    MB     Renville, Minn.
Claire Loesch        Saint Benedict  Senior   MH     Kimball, Minn. 
Jamie Lykken         Carleton        Junior   L/OH   Edina, Minn.
Kimmie Moehring      Bethel          Junior   OH     Minnetonka, Minn.
Rebecca Shane        Concordia       Soph.    MH     Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Tessa Stranik        Saint Mary’s    Senior   S      Eatonville, Wash.
Audrey Volstad       St. Olaf        Soph.    S      Hanley Falls, Minn.
Jessica Walden       Concordia       Senior   S      Hawley, Minn.      

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