Southern Conference Freshman of the year Shu Ohba earns a spot on the preseason All-Conference Team
Southern Conference Freshman of the year Shu Ohba earns a spot on the preseason All-Conference Team
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Southern Conference Announces Preseason All-Conference Team  

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 11, 2022) – In a release issued by the Southern Conference Thursday afternoon, the Buccaneers’ representative on the 11-women Preseason All-Southern Conference team was sophomore goalkeeper Shu Ohba (Fujisawa, Japan).

Starting all 16 games for the Blue and Gold in 2021, Ohba set a single-season school record of seven shoutouts to go along with 74 saves. While earning SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors on three sperate occasions, Ohba was also selected to the First Team All-Southern Conference. In addition, Ohba also earned a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team. 

After a fifth-place finish in the 2021 conference campaign, ETSU was picked to finish seventh in the women’s soccer preseason coaches poll behind UNC Greensboro. Samford was picked to finish first, earning nine first place votes. Finishing second on the list was Furman who earned one of the 10 first place votes. Rounding out the top five was Mercer, West Carolina and Chattanooga.

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2022 Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll

  1. Samford (9)               81
  2. Furman (1)                61
  3. Mercer                      60
  4. Western Carolina       52
  5. Chattanooga             51 
  6. UNCG                      47
  7. ETSU                       35
  8. The Citadel               34
  9. Wofford                    19
  10. VMI                        10

 () denotes first-place votes

2022 Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team

F    Suzuka Yosue, The Citadel

F    Kyla Reynolds, Samford

F    Taylor Yount, Samford

MF Nieva Gaither, Furman

MF Ciara Whitely, Mercer

MF Mary Raymond, Samford

D    Miya Poplin, Furman

D    Kylie Buchanan, Mercer

D    Kylie Gazza, Samford        

D    Maggie Shaw, Chattanooga

GK Shu Ohba, ETSU