AWARDS: Seven @soccerpatriots earn ASC honors

Monday, November 6, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler women’s soccer team received seven selections on the American Southwest Conference All-ASC teams, highlighted by senior defender Caroline Williams and senior goalkeeper Emily Hurley who were named to the first-team for the Patriots. Additionally, Caitlyn Mortus and Kathleen Johnson were named to the All-ASC second team, while Landri Edwards, Alexandria Clowers and Kaelyn Steitz are All-ASC third-team performers. UT Tyler finished the season with an 11-5-1 record and having outscored its opponents by a 29-15 margin throughout the season.

The 2017 ASC Women’s Soccer awards and all-conference teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches.

A senior from Frisco, Williams is a two-time all-conference selection for the Patriots as a defender. She started all 17 games for the Patriots in her final year and helped the team to nine shutouts.

“Caroline completely transformed herself as a player here and it was really fun for me to watch her play this year and see how much she has grown,” UT Tyler coach Stefani Webb said. “You could see the improvements to her game but to watch how much she loved this program and especially how much she loved her team was amazing. She played for the girl next to her every single day and I couldn’t be more proud.” 

A senior goalkeeper from Sulphur Springs, Hurley recorded nine shutouts for the Patriots this season and made 58 saves. She played every minute in goal for the Patriots throughout the season. She would finish her career with 21 shutouts and 133 saves.

“I can honestly say that Emily Hurley was the biggest transformation this program has ever seen both as a goalkeeper and as a woman,” Webb said. “Who she became as a apart of this program is truly remarkable and a testament to her strength and the quality of character we have in the program. I am proud to have coach Em and watch first hand her transformation and couldn’t be more proud of her senior year.”

Mortus led the Patriots this season with five goals and three assists. A senior from Katy, Mortus had two games with two goals this season, and also led the team with 20 shots on goal. She finished her career with 16 goals and 10 assists. A junior from Arlington, Johnson contributed two assists and had 15 shots on goal and is now a two-time all-conference selection. Steitz earned All-ASC third team as a junior after recording four goals and an assist for the Patriots. A junior from McKinney, Steitz has seven goals in her career, including game-winners this season against McMurry and Sul Ross. Clowers and Edwards were both named to the All-ASC third team as freshmen after helping the Patriots to their nine shutouts and 11 wins. A defender from California, Clowers recorded assists against Concordia and Ozarks in addition to her defensive prowess. A first-year player from Katy, Edwards was a defensive leader throughout the season and also scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 regular-season finale at Louisiana College and then had an assist in the ASC Championship quarterfinal game at East Texas Baptist.

2017 All-ASC Women’s Soccer Teams

Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Kenne Kessler, Hardin-Simmons
Defensive Player of the Year: Kirsten Parrish, Hardin-Simmons
Midfielder of the Year: Sarah Rempe, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Goalkeeper of the Year: Emmy McMaude, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Offensive Freshman of the Year: Ashleigh Rondon, East Texas Baptist
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Kibriana Bonner, East Texas Baptist
Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Sydney Rangel, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Coach of the Year: Barry Elkins, Mary Hardin-Baylor
First Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Kirsten Parrish 3 Sr. Hardin-Simmons Granbury, Texas
D Madison Link 3 Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Tomball, Texas
D Caroline Williams 2 Sr. UT Tyler Frisco, Texas
D Kibriana Bonner Fr. East Texas Baptist Humble, Texas
D Kendell Groom So. Hardin-Simmons Frisco, Texas
F Kenne Kessler 3 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Highland Village, Texas
F Lauren Ebbs 2 Sr. Sul Ross State Dublin, Ireland
F Melissa Fulfer 3 Jr. UT Dallas Arlington, Texas
F Caitlyn Shaugnessy Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lampasas, Texas
F Jacquie Kaufman 2 Jr. UT Dallas Naperville, Ill.
F Hannah Murin Fr. East Texas Baptist Mansfield, Texas
GK Emmy McMaude Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Austin, Texas
GK Emily Hurley Sr. UT Tyler Sulphur Springs, Texas
M Sarah Rempe 4 Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lewisville, Texas
M Josey Meyer Jr. Hardin-Simmons Waco, Texas
M Cayla Gonzalez Fr. Concordia Texas Austin, Texas
M Heather Brady Sr. East Texas Baptist Humble, Texas
M Keely Fillman Fr. UT Dallas Los Angeles, Calif.

Second Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Sydney Rangel Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Midlothian, Texas
D Megan Theros 2 So. UT Dallas Batavia, Ill.
D Tiffany Van Hoose 3 Sr. Hardin-Simmons Colleyville, Texas
D Riley Scarborough Sr. LeTourneau Austin, Texas
F Ashleigh Rondon Fr. East Texas Baptist Carrollton, Texas
F Kelli Sonnier So. LeTourneau Lake Charles, La.
F Caitlyn Mortus Sr. UT Tyler Katy, Texas
F Kaycee Moore So. Concordia Texas Azle, Texas
GK Caitlin Christiansen 2 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Albuquerque, N.M.
GK Kiara Henry So. Ozarks Rogers, Ark.
M Sarah Krisa 3 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Midland, Texas
M Jessica Rusk 2 Jr. UT Dallas Elk Grove, Calif.
M Kathleen Johnson 2 Jr. UT Tyler Arlington, Texas
M Taylor Marques So. Mary Hardin-Baylor Georgetown, Texas

Third Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Sarah Harder 3 Jr. LeTourneau Pearland, Texas
D Alexandria Clowers Fr. UT Tyler Livermore, Calif.
D Landri Edwards Fr. UT Tyler Katy, Texas
D Kristi Freund 3 Sr. East Texas Baptist Pearland, Texas
D Megan Friend Jr. East Texas Baptist Friendswood, Texas
D Brooke Gibbs Jr. Howard Payne Fort Worth, Texas
F Jennifer Martin Fr. LeTourneau Allen, Texas
F Ashlynn Folse So. Louisiana College Thibodaux, La.
F Erica Rempel So. Belhaven San Antonio, Texas
F Pamela Lasprilla So. Concordia Texas Kyle, Texas
GK Nicole Goodwin 2 Sr. Howard Payne Austin, Texas
GK Claire Montondon Fr. East Texas Baptist Nederland, Texas
M Britney Berumen Fr. Sul Ross State El Paso, Texas
M Angelica Navarro Fr. McMurry Fort Worth, Texas
M Kennedy Keer 3 Sr. LeTourneau Gambrills, Md.
M Mandy Avalos Jr. UT Dallas Pasadena, Texas
M Kayla Carlove So. Concordia Texas Carrollton, Texas
M Rebecca Peterson Fr. Ozarks Coweta, Okla.
M Kaelyn Steitz Jr. UT Tyler McKinney, Texas

Honorable Mention

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Chance Koy Jr. Ozarks Haltom City, Texas
D Skylar Larkin Jr. Concordia Texas Liberty Hill, Texas
D Joey Long Fr. Ozarks Cabot, Ark.
D Lynden Sterling Fr. Sul Ross State Odessa, Texas
D Rachel Hamilton Jr. Sul Ross State San Antonio, Texas
D Emily Fisher Fr. McMurry Fort Worth, Texas
F Delaney Kennedy Fr. Concordia Texas Friendswood, Texas
F Cristen Lumbreras Jr. McMurry Brownsville, Texas
F Jada Austin Fr. Howard Payne Cedar Hill, Texas
F Brittanie Gragg Sr. Ozarks Huntsville, Ark.
GK Monica Dallacasa Jr. UT Dallas The Woodlands, Texas
GK Carrye Funk Sr. LeTourneau Lake Jackson, Texas
M Kaitlyn Harrison Jr. Howard Payne Watauga, Texas
M Jaime Trahan Sr. Louisiana College Lafayette, La.
M Georgia Warren Jr. Ozarks Wexford, Ireland
M Xandria Cisneros So. Sul Ross State Odessa, Texas

Two-Time All-Conference 2
Three-Time All-Conference 3
Four-Time All-Conference 4