USA South 2018 Women's Soccer Awards Announced

USA South 2018 Women's Soccer Awards Announced

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2018 All-Conference awards for women's soccer. Maryville College's Bailey Sipos was named Player of the Year while her coach, Pepe Fernandez earned Coach of the Year honors. The Covenant duo of Kailey Burrell and Rachel Lemay were named Rookie of the Year and the inaugural Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively. Additionally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school.

All awards are voted on by the women's soccer coach at each institution. The divisional team voting is completed only by those coaches in the particular division. The all-conference and individual award voting is completed by all coaches.

Sipos, a sophomore forward from Knoxville, Tennessee, earns her second consecutive individual honor after being named USA South Rookie of the Year last fall. For the year, Sipos led the Conference in goals scored (8) and points (19) versus League competition. She also added three game-winning goals which ranked tied for second. Currently, Sipos has compiled 31 points on 14 goals and three assists with four game-winning scores. For her efforts this season, Sipos was named First Team All-Conference, as well as First Team West Division as a forward for the second straight season. Finally, she was selected as USA South Player of the Week three times this fall.

Burrell, a freshman forward from Trenton, Georgia, joins her teammate Lemay as the first Scots to earn individual USA South women's soccer honors. She currently leads all rookies in goals scored (8) and points (20) which each rank in the top-eight among all USA South performers. Burrell has also added four assists so far this fall and four game-winning goals. In USA South-only contests, she ranked third in both goals scored and points while her three game-winning scores put her tied for second-most. Burrell was named to the All-Conference West Division Second Team this fall as a forward and collected USA South Rookie of the Week accolades once this season.

Lemay, a senior from Apopka, Florida, joins her teammate Burrell as the first Scots to earn individual USA South women's soccer honors. She currently boasts an .844 save percentage to go along with 119 saves, ten wins and seven shutouts having logged the most minutes by a USA South goalkeeper (1,680). In League action only, she posted a 0.50 goals against average and a .895 save percentage with 34 saves. Finally, Lemay was named First Team All-Conference, as well as First Team West Division this fall as a goalkeeper for the third consecutive season.

Fernandez earns his second-career USA South Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award, last earning the honor in 2013. This season, he has led his team to its second consecutive USA South Regular Season West Division Championship. Maryville currently boasts an 11-5-0 overall record and compiled a perfect 8-0-0 Conference mark. The Scots are now unbeaten, with one tie, in the last 16 regular season League contests. Fernandez now takes his team into the USA South Women's Soccer Tournament as the West Division's top seed looking to capture the title for the first time since 2014.

 
Player of the Year Rookie of the Year Goalkeeper of the Year Coach of the Year

Bailey Sipos
Maryville

Kailey Burrell
Covenant

Rachel Lemay
Covenant

Pepe Fernandez
Maryville
 

The 2018 USA South Women's Soccer All-Conference Team:

First Team All-Conference
Forward

Mercedes Bauza, Greensboro
Cassidy Reich, Piedmont
Bailey Sipos, Maryville

Midfielder

Madeline Capel, Pfeiffer
Veronica Cappas, Piedmont
Hannah Clothier, Maryville
Kyra Duble, Covenant

Defender
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem
Miranda Lukas, Maryville
Meredith Manson, Pfeiffer
Natalie Munoz, Piedmont

Goalkeeper
Rachel Lemay, Covenant

 

First Team East Division Second Team East Division First Team West Division Second Team West Division
Forward
Mercedes Bauza, Greensboro
Capri Clark, Methodist
Mackenzie Pruitt, Pfeiffer

Midfielder
Madeline Capel, Pfeiffer
Hannah Huskey, Salem
Madison Karch, Greensboro
Sydney Moss, Greensboro

Defender
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem
Kirstie King, Meredith
Emily Lewis, Greensboro
Meredith Manson, Pfeiffer

Goalkeeper
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer
Forward
Alexis Chase, Greensboro
Maddie Crumpton, Salem
Cayci Eaton, Pfeiffer
Anna Rae Porcelli, Greensboro

Midfielder
Haley Bowles, Methodist
Sarah Cook, N.C. Wesleyan
Isabella Cross, Greensboro

Defender
Victoria Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan
Keeley Catarineau, Greensboro
Natalie Habich, Greensboro
Haley Jones, Methodist

Goalkeeper
Bailee Brown, Averett
Forward
Addy Cronan, Covenant
Bailey Sipos, Maryville
Shannon Reagan, Maryville
Cassidy Reich, Piedmont

Midfielder
Veronica Cappas, Piedmont
Hannah Clothier, Maryville 
Kyra Duble, Covenant
Jazmin Penado, Piedmont

Defender
Kendyll Freeman, Covenant
Miranda Lukas, Maryville
Natalie Munoz, Piedmont

Goalkeeper
Rachel Lemay, Covenant
Forward
Kailey Burrell, Covenant
Ashley Hughes, Brevard
Sarah Weber, Piedmont

Midfielder
Abbie Anderson, Maryville 
Caroline David, Brevard
Elena Guy, Huntingdon

Defender
Kelly Allen, Maryville
Madison Hatfield, Piedmont
Lizzy Hightower, Covenant
Alyssa Kral, Maryville

Goalkeeper
Abbey Coleman, Maryville
Miranda McNalley, Piedmont


All-Sportsmanship
Kaitlyn Staten, Agnes Scott
Irania "Nani" Ventura, Averett
Stacey Keruwa, Berea
Ashley Hughes, Brevard
Megan Rasku, Covenant
Brittany Dailey, Greensboro
Darah McIlwain, Huntingdon
Sydney Dailey, LaGrange
Mackenzie Yaksic, Maryville
Annah Bishop, Meredith
Catherine Gaughan, Methodist
Anna Stribling, N.C. Wesleyan
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer
Samantha Ishee, Piedmont
Aliyah Rice, Salem
Nadia Al-Shahabi, Wesleyan
Janae Mays, William Peace