15 Soccer Players Earn GSAC End of Year Honors
November 03, 2011
DECATUR,Ga.- Gearing up for the Great South Athletic Conference women's soccer tournament, the GSAC is pleased to announce this year's women's soccer conference award winners. The winners will be honored during the tournament in LaGrange this weekend.
Salem had four players make the GSAC All-Conference team. Anna Trakas (Tryon, NC) and Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) each earned GSAC All-Conference honors for the 2nd year in a row. MacKenzie Schmidt (Columbus, OH) and Erica Edwards (Clayton, NC) each earned All-Conference honors for the first time.
The Spirits were represented on the GSAC All-Freshman team by two players. Nataly Mojica (Dallas, TX) and Taylor Norman (Springfield, VA), who are the Spirits 2 holding midfielders, were both named to the all-freshman team. Salem soccer had an impressive 12 players selected to the all-academic team, which you can read below.
Winning her first Player of the Year award is Ashley Howarth of Maryville. Howarth led the GSAC in eight categories including points per game (2.24), goals (13) and assists (12). Succeeding not only on the field but also in the classroom, she was named to the All-Academic team as well. Earning freshman of the year is Anna Hernandez from Agnes Scott.
Ashley Howarth (Maryville), Justine Clay (Piedmont), Dilyn MacLean (Piedmont), Alex Wingo (Maryville), Laura Goodwin (Piedmont), Anna Trakas (Salem), Clara Kienzle (Agnes Scott), Jordan Chase (Maryville), Mackenzie Schmidt (Salem), Margaret Cross (Covenant), Jenny Burnash (Huntingdon), Haley Grimes (Piedmont), Kelsie Kestner (Maryville), Alexis Franco (Maryville), Hope Sims (LaGrange), Dana Streufert (Covenant), Sarah Hill (Piedmont), Stephanie Hubbard (Salem), Ginger Tyson (Huntingdon), Anna Hernandez (Agnes Scott), Shelby Stanfield (LaGrange), Marjorie Hammond (Piedmont), Lydia Fuson (Maryville), Lauren Ward (Maryville), Erica Edwards (Salem)
Teagon Wood (Covenant), Lydia Fuson (Maryville), Elise Hopson (LaGrange), Nataly Mojica (Salem), Anna Hernandez (Agnes Scott), Jessica Salinas (Huntingdon), Taylor Norman (Salem), Kelsey Schaffernoth (Piedmont), Shayna Rogers (Piedmont), Helene Somda (Agnes Scott), Amber Ortiz (Maryville), Taylor Hockley (Piedmont), Hannah Bales (Covenant)
Agnes Scott: Clara Kienzle, Claire Cusack, Dana Smith, Natalia Castells-Esquivel
Covenant: Dana Streufert, Hannah Brown, Christina Klukow, Jane Brandon, Erica Vaughn, Hannah Weichbrodt, Rachel Cohen, Sheri Koenig, Meagan De Groot, Amy Dykstra, Tatum Daniel, Kathryn Allison, Katelyn Newsome, Rachel Carleton, Katie Abeln, Molly Peele, Mary Buys, Beth Wilkening
Huntingdon: Molly Crossno, Kate Garrigan, Bethany Martin, Savannah Rivers Barber, Jaden Rountree, Ginger Tyson
LaGrange: Rachael Stevenson,Chelsea Totaro,Mary Robertson,Taylor Baldwin, Angie Forero, Brittany Gray ,Kristin Bird, Mendi Kellam, Hope Sims
Maryville: Jordan Chase, Abby Davis, Taylor Emerson, Lauren Evans, Ashley Howarth, Kelsie Kestner, Phoebe Leo, Kelsie Payne, Caitlin Ramsey, Hannah Rector, Mandy Seiler, Windsor Wall
Piedmont: Justine Clay, Kristen Murri, Elizabeth Farmer, Laura Goodwin, Cydney Goodwin, Haley Grimes, Meghan Heim, Morgan Hall, Sarah Hill, Rebecca Johnson, Hayleah Waters,Dakota Free
Salem :Amy Allison,Paige Hamilton,Courtney Hedgecock,Samantha Hubbard, Stephanie Hubbard,Bethany Kent,Michelle Lawler, Amanda Orsino, MacKenzie Schmidt, Sabrina Thiel,Anna Trakas, Kellie Younger
Spelman: Lydia Ruffner, Teri White, Ashleigh Forte, Brittnee Gillespie, Monica Johnson, Rebekah Rogers
Wesleyan: Azea Mustafa, She-Marie Steadman, Anna Jones, Stephanie Rarick, Charly Harris
2011 Women's Soccer Conference Awards
Player of the Year: Ashley Howarth, Maryville
Freshman of the Year: Anna Hernandez, Agnes Scott
Coach of the Year, Joe Bergin, ASC and Stephen Andrew, Piedmont