Antonini, Graetzer Named to All-Region Teams

Friday, December 7, 2012

Muhlenberg soccer players Cody Antonini and CJ Graetzer were selected to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Cody Antonini Antonini (right) was a first-team pick on the men’s team, while Graetzer (left) made the women’s third team.

CJ Graetzer The first-team nod was the third for Antonini, who also was picked in 2009 and 2010. He took last season off but returned to become only the third Mule – the first in more than 20 years – to earn first-team all-region honors three times.

A unanimous All-Centennial Conference selection, Antonini scored 16 goals in his senior season, finishing his career with a hat trick against Ursinus. He led the CC and ranked 10th in Division III in goals per game.

Antonini ended his career with 49 goals, good for fourth all-time at Muhlenberg and 10th in CC history.

Graetzer is the first all-region selection for the Muhlenberg women’s team since 2009 and the first non-senior so honored since 2003.

She was named to the All-CC first team after leading the Mules in scoring in CC games with seven points on three goals and an assist. Her points were big ones too: She scored the first goal in a 2-0 upset of Johns Hopkins, at the time ranked sixth in Division III and an eventual NCAA quarterfinalist, and she had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win against regionally ranked Swarthmore.

Graetzer will enter her senior season just outside the top 15 on Muhlenberg’s all-time list with 30 career points.