NORCROSS, Ga. ---- The Auburn Montgomery women's soccer team led all conference members with six second-team all-conference selections in the recently announced Southern States Athletic Conference regular season awards.
Margret Albertsdottir, Maria Ros Arngrimsdottir, Eyrun Rakel Agnarsdottir, Holly Clarke, Maren Heller and Arna Omarsdottir all made the team for the Warhawks.
Albertsdottir led AUM in goals (14), assists (6), points (34) and shots (81). The senior team captain scored goals in each of the first seven games of the season, and she recorded points in the first 10 games. She was named the SSAC Offensive Player of the Week in September, and had three multi-goal games.
A sophomore forward, Arngrimsdottir finished second on the team in goals (12), points (28) and shots (77). She had a season-best performance against Brewton-Parker on Sept. 28, finishing with three goals and three assists. Eight of her points in that game were recorded in the first half, which set a new AUM record.
Agnarsdottir finished the year with six goals and one assists. The sophomore midfielder scored the game winning goal against Faulkner in October, and started all 19 games for AUM. She recorded goals in back-to-back games on two separate occasions.
Clarke started all 19 games in goal for the Warhawks. She finished with an 11-6-2 record in her sophomore season, and had three individual shutouts. Clarke was also part of an additional five team shutouts. She made 52 saves and finished with a goals-against average of 0.94.
A sophomore defender, Heller battled through injuries to start 15 games for AUM. She tallied three goals and three assists, including a multi-goal effort against Truett-McConnell on Sept. 21. She also had a goal and two assists against Freed-Hardeman on Sept. 15.
Omarsdottir started all 19 games, leading a Warhawk defense which allowed only 17 goals in 19 games. Warhawk defenders held opponents to 137 shots, compared to 411 for AUM. Omarsdottir also added a goal and an assist offensively. The goal came in the first game of the season against Bethel.
Albertsdottir, Clarke and Heller also joined teammates Krista Hagen and Haley Williams on the SSAC All-Academic team. To qualify for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have completed two terms of attendance and earned at least 24 semester hours of college level work, have attained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher based on all courses attempted at the current institution and from all previously attended institutions attended, and be participating in his or her sport during the semester in which the nomination is made.
Senior defender Inga Dis Juliusdottir was AUM's representative on the Musco Lighting Champions of Character Team. The team is made up of athletes who best represent their teams based on respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship. Juliusdottir returned from an injury late in the season to make five appearances, along with one start. She recorded an assist against Faulkner on October 27.
AUM concluded its season with an 11-6-2 record. The Warhawks finished 19th in the final Modified Ratings Percentage Index. Eighteenth-ranked Cal State San Marcos received the final at-large bid into the NAIA National Tournament.