Decorah High School graduates Elly and Abby Arend, were both recognized for their efforts during the 2013 soccer season at the Luther College Soccer Awards Banquet, held Monday, Dec. 9.
Abby, a freshman forward, was presented her first collegiate letter. Abby saw action in 16 of Luther's 19 matches, including two starts. She was credited with one assist.
Elly, a three-year starter for the Norse, led the team in total points with 22. She was credited with a team-best eight goals and dished out six assists. For her efforts, she was named all-Iowa Conference for a third time. Elly was chosen by her teammates to serve as team captain for the 2014 campaign.
The duo helped lead Luther to an overall record of 9-9-0 and a second-place finish in the Iowa Conference with a mark of 5-2-0. The Norse are coached by Russ Schouweiler, who was named the 2013 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.
Elly and Abby are the daughters of Karl and Kristi Arend of Decorah.