SRU Good News for Nov. 10, 2011
Six SRU women soccer players earn All-Conference honors
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Six members of the 23rd-ranked Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team have been named to All-Conference honors by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in postseason awards announced today.
Emer Flatley of Galway, Ireland, and Shelby Ward of Avella, were named to first team honors. Kara Mullins of Galway, Ireland, was named to the second team, and Lisa Rodgers of Butler, Izabel Scott of Port Matilda and Lucy Hannon of Galway, Ireland, were named to the third team.
Flatley and Mullins were each named to their second consecutive All-PSAC team, while the other four selections are first-time honorees.
Flatley, who was named to second team honors last season, has anchored the defensive unit this season while also providing three assists. She was key to The Rock posting 11 consecutive shutouts and allowing just a total of 10 goals all season.
Ward was named to first team honors at midfield to mark her first collegiate postseason honor. She leads the team in assists with nine while also netting four goals, including two game-winners.
Mullins, who was named to third team honors last season, moved up to second team accolades after posting a stellar season so far. She leads the team with 10 goals and three assists, including five game-winning goals.
Rodgers, a graduate student, leads the PSAC in save percentage this season at .870. She has consistently ranked among the national leaders in all major categories this season. Rodgers owns 10 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.59.
Scott earns her first postseason honor. She was key to SRU’s defensive unit posting 11 consecutive shutouts and allowing just 10 goals all season.
Hannon was one of the candidates for the PSAC Freshman of the Year honor. She ranks second on the team in scoring with nine goals and three assists, including five game-winning goals. At one point during the year she netted four consecutive game-winners and was named to collegesoccer360.com National Player of the Week honors.
SRU has a 14-4-2 record after posting 11 consecutive shutouts down the stretch, a streak that ties for the fifth best in Division II history.
The Rock earned the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Region and will face Alderson-Broaddus in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at 1 p.m., Nov. 11. The winner of the match will play Kutztown in the second round at 1 p.m., Sunday.
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