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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Megan Dahl named All-American as 4 Beavers net regional awards

Dahl joins 10 other players from across Division II women’s college soccer on the elite list.

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Bemidji State senior Megan Dahl eyes the field before moving the ball during a third-round NCAA Tournament game against Central Missouri on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Allendale, Mich. (GVSU Athletics)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bemidji State women’s soccer senior defender Megan Dahl was named a first-team All-American on Wednesday by the United Soccer Coaches, joining 10 other players from across Division II women’s college soccer on the elite list.

Dahl anchored the Beavers’ backline as they advanced to the program’s first NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. BSU finished with a record of 19-2-3, a new program record for wins, and won the NSIC regular season championship.

The Bemidji State defense posted a program-record 14 shutouts in 2021, which included back-to-back clean sheets in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The team also strung together seven straight shutouts, good for a program-high shutout streak of 672:09. Dahl played a team-best 2,063 minutes, almost 93% of the season.

Dahl is the fifth Bemidji State player to be named an All-American. She joins Miranda Famestad (2017) as just the second First Team honoree.

Dahl was also named the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Central Region First Team selection by the USC.

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Senior forward Sara Wendt joined Dahl as a second-team All-Central Region pick, while senior forward Allyson Smith and junior defender Halle Peterson were named to the third team.

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