Six Players and Callahan Honored with USA South Awards

Six Players and Callahan Honored with USA South Awards

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(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2016 All-Conference awards for women's soccer. A total of 58 student-athletes have earned honors. Piedmont College's Cassidy Reich was named Player of the Year, Maryville College's Bailey Sipos collected Rookie of the Year accolades while Salem College's Jay Callahan earned Coach of the Year honors to round out the individual accolades. Additionally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school.

 

All awards are voted on by the women's soccer coach at each institution. The divisional team voting is completed only by those coaches in the particular division. The all-conference and individual award voting is completed by all coaches.

 

Brooke Bukas and Sydney Priest were both selected to first team all-conference and first team all-East division. Morgan Jones was a first team all-East midfielder, and Jordan Lanier and Alyssa Denkovich with both 2nd team all-East. Amy Bounds was selected as Salem's all-sportsmanship honoree. 

Callahan, in his 12th season as the head of the Spirits, earns his first-career USA South Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award. He was a four-time coach of the year in the Great South Athletic Conference and one time Association of DIII Independents Coach of the Year. He becomes the first Salem head coach in any sport to capture coach of the year honors in the USA South. This season, Callahan led his team to its second consecutive USA South Regular Season Division Championship, this year in the East while last year's was in the West. Salem currently sports a 13-3-0 overall record and compiled a 6-1-0 Conference mark. Callahan now takes his team into the USA South Women's Soccer Tournament as the East Division's top seed.

 

Player of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Coach of the Year

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Cassidy Reich
Piedmont

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Bailey Sipos
Maryville

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Jay Callahan
Salem

 

The 2017 USA South Women's Soccer All-Conference Team:

First Team All-Conference
Forward

Brooke Bukas, Salem
Shannon Reagan, Maryville
Cassidy Reich, Piedmont
Bailey Sipos, Maryville

Midfielder

Ella Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan
Savannah Castles, Piedmont
Hannah Clothier, Maryville

Defender
Kirstie King, Meredith
Miranda Lukas, Maryville
Sydney Priest, Salem

Goalkeeper
Rachel Lemay, Covenant

 

First Team East Division

Second Team East Division

First Team West Division

Second Team West Division

Forward
Brooke Bukas, Salem
Capri Clark, Methodist
Jessica Wallace, Meredith

Midfielder
Ella Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan
Morgan Jones, Salem
Alex Mattson, Ferrum
Cassie Padilla, Meredith

Defender
Victoria Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan
Kirstie King, Meredith
Sydney Priest, Salem

Goalkeeper
Jaisa Loch, Meredith

Forward
Mercedes Fisher, Greensboro
Jordan Lanier, Salem
Cydney Nichols, N.C. Wesleyan
Katie Quinn, Meredith

Midfielder
Erin Cooke, Meredith
Jasmine Newman, Methodist
Samantha Whipp, Greensboro

Defender
Olivia DeBellis, Meredith
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem
Sierra Swasey, Methodist

Goalkeeper
Emily Benton, Methodist

Forward
Addy Cronan, Covenant
Shannon Reagan, Maryville
Cassidy Reich, Piedmont
Bailey Sipos, Maryville

Midfielder
Callie Bader, Covenant
Savannah Castles, Piedmont
Hannah Clothier, Maryville

Defender
Kelly Allen, Maryville
Kendyll Freeman, Covenant
Miranda Lukas, Maryville 

Goalkeeper
Rachel Lemay, Covenant

Forward
Fetlework Blitch, Wesleyan
Elena Guy, Huntingdon
Zoey Perchaluk, Agnes Scott

Midfielder

Abbie Anderson, Maryville
Tori Gillett, Piedmont
Jazmin Penado, Piedmont 
Kara Tubb, Maryville 

Defender

Aleea Bishop, Piedmont
Abbey Dunlop, Piedmont
Alexis Gottko, Piedmont

Goalkeeper

Miranda McNalley, Piedmont

 

All-Sportsmanship
Nia Coates, Agnes Scott
Nia Johnson, Averett
Sierra Massucco, Berea
Ashley Hughes, Brevard
Callie Bader, Covenant
Mac Cannaday, Ferrum
Keeley Catarineau, Greensboro
Madi Critcher, Huntingdon
Taylor Vardeman, LaGrange
Kara Tubb, Maryville
Jaisa Loch, Meredith
Morgan Albertson, Methodist
Lucia Davids, N.C. Wesleyan
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer
Samantha Ishee, Piedmont
Amy Bounds, Salem
Jessica Austell, Wesleyan
Amber Arnold, William Peace

 

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