GSAC Announces 2012 Women's Soccer All-Conference Award Winners

GSAC Announces 2012 Women's Soccer All-Conference Award Winners

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great South Athletic Conference announced their women's soccer postseason award winners on Thursday morning and senior forward Clara Kienzle of Agnes Scott claimed conference Player of the Year honors to highlight the list of recipients. Kienzle, a dynamic student-athlete with an array of skills, edged out Salem's Sawyer Ferguson for the league's top prize. Salem's Tarryn Bundy claimed the prestigious Freshman of the Year distinction while her head coach, Jay Callahan, earned the Coach of the Year nod after guiding the Spirits to the league's top seed heading into this weekend's conference tournament.

Kienzle, a senior forward who hails from Athens, Ga., tallied 9 goals and 5 assists on the season for a total of 23 points en route to winning the exclusive voting held by GSAC coaches for the league's Player of the Year honor. She cracked four game-winning goals on the season to cement her status as the conference's most formidable player.

Bundy, a freshman forward of West Deptford, N.J., scored an identical 9 goals and dished five assists for 23 points to help her squad to lift Salem to their first regular season GSAC crown. Her four game-winning strikes lifted the Spirits to a stellar 15-3 overall mark and the number one seed in the conference tournament which kicks off on Friday.

Bundy's steady play helped pave the way for Callahan to garner the league's highest coaching honor. The 15-3 overall record marks Callahan's fourth consecutive season of posting at least 10-wins and propelled him to a career record of 76-42-3. He hopes to guide the Spirits to a conference title this weekend and a chance to claim a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Twenty-two GSAC student-athletes landed on the All-Conference team while eleven first-year performers became members of the All-Freshman Team. The entirety of both squads is listed below.

2012 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team
Name                                    School                   Class                  Position

Clara Kienzle                      Agnes Scott         Senior                   Forward
Sawyer Ferguson              Salem                   Sophomore         Forward
Stephanie Hubbard           Salem                   Junior                  Defender
Kathryn Allison                   Covenant              Senior                  Defender
Tarryn Bundy                     Salem                    Freshman            Forward
Katelyn Newsome           Covenant            Senior                     Forward
Mary Buys                           Covenant            Junior                     Defender
Mary Kathryn Allen            Huntingdon        Junior                     Defender
MacKenzie Schmidt        Salem                    Junior                    Defender / Forward
Rachel Avsec                      Salem                    Freshman            Defender
Sheri Koenig                       Covenant            Senior                   Defender
Abby Stephens                   Wesleyan            Sophomore        Goalie
Jasmine Molin                   Spelman              Junior                    Forward
Taylor Norman                   Salem                    Sophomore        Midfielder
Mo Cross                             Covenant            Senior                   Forward
Nataly Mojica                      Salem                    Sophomore        Midfielder
Anne C. Strawbridge        Covenant            Freshman            Midfielder
Jenny Burnash                  Huntingdon        Senior                   Goalie
Kyra Lewis                         Spelman              Senior                   Midfielder
Kate Garrigan                    Huntingdon        Junior                    Defender
Hannah Bales                   Covenant            Sophomore         Goalie
Helene Somda                  Agnes Scott        Sophomore        Forward
2012 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Freshman Team

Name                                    School                   Position
Tarryn Bundy                       Salem                    Forward
Rachel Avsec                      Salem                    Defender
Josie Byard                         Huntingdon           Forward
Courtney Eato                    Spelman               Defender
Sybil Lynch                          Pine Manor          Forward
Paige Ketchum                  Salem                    Goalie
Anne C. Strawbridge        Covenant              Midfielder
Stephanie Hicks                Agnes Scott        Defender
Carlie Reed                       Huntingdon         Midfielder
Ashleigh Fristoe                Huntingdon         Midfielder
Camila Hernandez            Agnes Scott        Midfielder


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