Twelve #ASUNWSOC Players Earn United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

Twelve #ASUNWSOC Players Earn United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

Complete United Soccer Coaches All-South Region Team

ATLANTA, Ga. - Twelve ASUN Conference Women's Soccer student-athletes have been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-South Region Teams, announced on November 26th. Six programs had at least one member on one of the three All-South Region squads, led by FGCU and Lipscomb who each had four players named to the teams. Kennesaw State, NJIT, North Alabama and North Florida each had one player awarded for their stellar play in the 2018 season.

ASUN Championship Semifinalist FGCU saw three of its four representatives named to the First Team to lead all ASUN members and tie Memphis for the most of any program in the South Region. Junior defender Lindsey Patton, senior midfielder Holly Fritz and junior forward Evdokia Popadinova were all part of the First Team after being named to the ASUN First Team All-Conference earlier this postseason. Rounding out the four selections was junior midfielder Marjorie Boilesen on the Third Team who was also a First Team All-Conference selection after being named ASUN Player of the Year in 2017.

Lipscomb, the 2018 Regular Season and Championship winners, had four members of its historic team honored as well with 2018 ASUN Player of the Year Olivia Doak placed on the First Team. Following her were two other ASUN individual award winners as Goalkeeper of the Year Kate Mason and Defensive Player of the Year Logan McFadden each appeared on the Second Team. The list of four rounded out with senior defender Justis Bailey to give the Bisons the most members of the All-South Region Team in the history of the program.

Kennesaw State was represented by ASUN First Team All-Conference defender Kelsey Hahn who was awarded a slot on the Third Team in her sophomore season. The 2018 ASUN Freshman of the Year Fiona Wright from NJIT became the first Highlanders player to be selected as an All-Region honor since the program moved to Division I. New member to D-I for 2018, North Alabama saw Shelby Wall honored for her season of eight goals and 10 assists honored with a spot on the Third Team at forward. Rounding out the 12 selections on the Third Team was North Florida's Thais Reiss, who continued to raise her game with a slot on the First Team All-Conference as a sophomore during the 2018 campaign after being named Freshman of the Year in 2017.

ASUN Student-Athletes on All-South Region Teams
D - Lindsey Patton, FGCU (First Team)
M - Holly Fritz, FGCU (First Team)
F - Evdokia Popadinova, FGCU (First Team)
M - Marjorie Boilesen, FGCU (Third Team)
F - Olivia Doak, Lipscomb (First Team)
GK - Kate Mason, Lipscomb (Second Team)
D - Logan McFadden, Lipscomb (Second Team)
D - Justis Bailey, Lipscomb (Third Team)
D- Kelsey Hahn, Kennesaw State (Third Team)
F - Fiona Wright, NJIT (Second Team)
F - Shelby Wall, North Alabama (Third Team)
F - Thais Reiss, North Florida (Third Team)