Heather Welch and Helga Franklinsdottir earned All-Conference honors and Holly Clarke was named to the All-Freshman team.
Women's Soccer - Mon. Nov. 14, 2011
NORCROSS, Ga. ---- Junior midfielder Helga Franklinsdottir was a first-team all-conference selection and senior defender Heather Welch garnered second-team honors to highlight six Auburn University at Montgomery women's soccer student-athletes honored by the Southern States Athletic Conference on Monday, as the league announced its postseason awards list.
In addition to the two all-conference selections, freshman goalkeeper Holly Clarke was named to the league's All-Freshman team.
For the third time in as many seasons, Franklinsdottir has been honored by the conference on its postseason awards list. Despite missing the final six matches of the season, the Reykjavik, Iceland, native, tied for the team lead with seven goals and tallied four assists. Her 42 shots ranked second on the team, while her 23 shots on goal paced the squad. Highlighting her season was a hat trick against Emmanuel and a pair of goal-winning goals.
A native of Juliette, Ga., Welch anchored the Warhawks' defensive unit which allowed just 158 shots on the season. Welch also chipped in eight shots, seven of which were on goal, and her fourth career goal against Shorter.
Clarke, who started 11 games for AUM as a freshman, saw action in 1,000:09 minutes in goal, allowing just 12 goals, an average of 1.08 per match. The Norwich, England, native posted a 7-4 record in goal and a pair of shutouts and 44 saves.
Along with its on-field awards, the league also recognized its All-Academic team, on which AUM placed three student-athletes. 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 her sport during the semester in which the nomination is made.
Representing AUM on the All-Academic team were senior K.C. Hewitt (Peachtree City, Ga.) and juniors Margret Albertsdottir (Grindavik, Iceland) and Asta Fridriksdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland).
Lee's Jamie Achten was chosen the conference Player of the Year, while teammate Leah Fortune was selected the Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Lady Flames' defender Laura Thacker earned Freshman of the Year honors, while Faulkner's Jessica Monarch was voted Defensive Player of the Year. Coach of the Year honors went to Mobile's Brian Person.
The Warhawks finished the 2011 campaign with an 8-9-1 overall record, including a 7-4-1 mark in the highly-competitive SSAC.