Zadrazil named SoCon Player of the Year; Five Bucs All-Conference
Zadrazil named SoCon Player of the Year; Five Bucs All-Conference
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 3, 2015) – The Southern Conference announced its postseason awards on Tuesday with five players from ETSU women’s soccer receiving all-conference recognition. In addition senior Sarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria) was named SoCon Player of the Year.

Zadrazil played and started in 15 games this season tallying 21 points off of seven goals and seven assists. She recorded six game-winning goals during the 2015 campaign which ranks fifth most in the NCAA. Along with player of the year recognition, Zadrazil was named to the SoCon First Team for the second straight season. It’s the second time she has earned conference player of the year honors, garnering Atlantic Sun Player of the Year honors in 2013.

Receiving Second Team all-conference honors was junior Simona Koren (Graz, Austria) and sophomore Paola Roversi (Rieti, Italy). Koren tied for the team lead in goals with seven while recording four assists and 18 points. From Sept. 11 through Oct.2, Koren scored in six straight games for the Bucs including a two-goal effort at UNCG en route to being named SoCon Player of the Week for Sept. 21-27.

After receiving All-Freshman honors the year before, Roversi was named Second Team All-Conference after compiling one goal, one assist on 35 shots this season. Roversi played in 17 contests this season, starting 14.

Freshman Irina Brutsch (Zurich, Switzerland) and freshman Emily McKerlie (Dumfries, Scotland) represented the Bucs on the SoCon All-Freshman team. Brutsch led all freshmen on the team with three goals to go along with three assists for nine points. She played and started in 17 games this season for ETSU.

McKerlie played and started in 17 games for ETSU recording one goal and one assist. McKerlie recorded her first collegiate goal in a 3-1 victory over Western Carolina back on Oct. 2. During the 2015 campaign, the Dumfries, Scotland native rattled off 21 shots as a defender.

Overall, ETSU had five players receive all-conference honors which rank third in the conference behind UNCG with seven and Samford with nine.

2015 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams
First Team:
Sarah Zadrazil, ETSU
Carlie Couch, Furman
Chesney White, UNCG
Malcanisha Kelley, Samford
Stephanie DeVita, Furman
Georgia Brown, UNCG
Taylor Borman, Samford
Zoe Fishman, UNCG
Olivia Cole, Samford
Alissa Hansen, Samford
Anna Maddox, Samford

Second Team:
Simona Koren, ETSU
Paola Roversi, ETSU
Jermaine Seoposenwe, Samford
Kelly Pannell, Western Carolina
Maddie Clark, Mercer
Katelyn Dimopoulos, Mercer
Anna Allen, Samford
Emily Graves, Furman
Ashley Eddleman, UNCG
Regan Lehman, UNCG
Maggie Cropp, Mercer

All-Freshman Team
Irina Brutsch, ETSU
Emily McKerlie, ETSU
Amani Bright, Furman
Jorden Christensen, Mercer
Haley McDuffee, Mercer
Gabbi Charles, UNCG
Caylin Prillaman, UNCG
Ella Baggett, Samford
Kaitlyn Orman, Samford
Sayres McKenna, Western Carolina
Hayley Younginer, Wofford

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