Ten Scots earn USA South honors; Reagan, Fernandez earn league top awards

Ten Scots earn USA South honors; Reagan, Fernandez earn league top awards

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2019 All-Conference awards for women's soccer, as ten Maryville College Scots earned league accolades.

Maryville College's Shannon Reagan was named Player of the Year while her coach, Pepe Fernandez, earned Coach of the Year honors. William Peace's Raine Greene was named Rookie of the Year and Pfeiffer's Kaley Hyatt collected Goalkeeper of the Year to wrap-up the individual award winners. Additionally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school.

MC's Shannon Reagan, Taylor Frizen, Hannah Clothier, and Kelly Allen were tabbed First Team All-Conference selections, while Macy Lindsey was recognized as a First Team West Division honoree. Maryville placed four standouts on the Second Team West Division squad in Lexie Hill, Maggie Wilson, Alyssa Kral, and Abbey Coleman.

Reagan, a senior forward from Tullahoma, Tennessee, becomes the second consecutive Scot to be named player of the year and the fourth since Maryville joined the USA South in 2012. For the season, Reagan currently leads the Conference with 47 points and 19 goals to go along with nine assists which is tied for the League-lead. Against USA South competition this year, Reagan was atop each offensive category with 25 points on 14 goals and seven assists. For her efforts this season, Reagan was named First Team All-Conference, as well as First Team West Division as a forward. This is the third season she has appeared on the All-Conference list. Finally, she was selected as USA South Player of the Week twice this fall.

"I am extremely happy for Shannon," stated Coach Fernandez. "Her goal scoring ability was evident but her assist totals shows everyone what an unselfish player she is. She has been one of the most dynamic players we have seen all year long."

Greene, a freshman midfielder from Morehead City, North Carolina, becomes the first Pacer to earn an individual USA South women's soccer honor. She has established new William Peace program records for goals and points in a single season with 12 and 27, respectively. Those statistics lead all League rookies and is tied for third overall while her five game-winning goals is tied for the Conference lead. Finally, Greene was named First Team East Division this fall as a midfielder and collected USA South Rookie of the Week accolades once this season.

Hyatt, a senior from St. Cloud, Florida, becomes the first Falcon to earn an individual USA South women's soccer honor in the program's short time within the League. She currently has allowed a Conference-low nine goals this season. Hyatt has posted a 10-3-0 record, an .836 save percentage, a 0.77 goals against average with four shutouts. During Conference play, Hyatt was 7-1-0, allowing just three goals with an .893 save percentage. For her efforts, Hyatt was named First Team All-Conference for the first time in her career and First Team East Division for the second consecutive season. Finally, Hyatt was named USA South Defensive Player of the Week once this fall.

Fernandez earns his second-consecutive and third career USA South Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award. This season, he has led his team to a third consecutive USA South Regular Season West Division Championship and a third straight fall without a Conference loss. The Scots' last League regular season loss came on October 21, 2016 and the program is now unbeaten, with one tie, in the last 24 regular season Conference contests. Maryville currently boasts a 12-4-0 overall record and heads 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.

"I want to give credit where credit is due," stated Coach Fernandez. "We have three other professionals that treat each task as head coaches in Jon Baker, John LaCava, and Hemant Sharma. The program would not be where it is without their dedicated service."

Maryville's five First Team selections were praised by Fernandez. "Those are some very dynamic players," exclaimed Fernandez. The group combined for 40 goals and 19 assists while Kelly Allen anchored a defense that allowed only a 0.81 goals against average."

MC's Second Team All-Conference selections were paced by forward Lexie Hill. The junior tallied four goals while leading the league with nine assists. The Scot's defense highlighted the remaining trio of honorees with Maggie Wilson, Alyssa Kral, and Abbey Coleman who each contributed to MC's 10 shutouts on the season.

Last, but not least, Hannah Clothier was chosen as Maryville's All-Sportsmanship recipient. "Hannah is just first-class," stated Coach Fernandez. "If you list all the characteristics that you want as a coach in a student-athlete – leadership, athleticism, academics, competitiveness – Hannah is the definition of what Maryville College and the USA South want out of their student-athletes."

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

Shannon Reagan
Maryville

Raine Greene
William Peace

Kaley Hyatt
Pfeiffer

Pepe Fernandez
Maryville
 

The 2019 USA South Women's Soccer All-Conference Team:

First Team All-Conference
Forward

Kailey Burrell, Covenant
Taylor Frizen, Maryville
Shannon Reagan, Maryville

Midfielder

Gabby Bosak, Pfeiffer
Hannah Clothier, Maryville
Cassie Kirk, Piedmont
Hailey Metzger, Pfeiffer

Defender
Kelly Allen, Maryville
Keeley Catarineau, Greensboro
Morgan Cecil, Pfeiffer
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem

Goalkeeper
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer

 

First Team East Division Second Team East Division First Team West Division Second Team West Division
Forward
Cayci Eaton, Pfeiffer
Ellie Montes, Salem
Mackenzie Pruitt, Pfeiffer

Midfielder
Gabby Bosak, Pfeiffer
Raine Greene, William Peace
Madison Karch, Greensboro
Hailey Metzger, Pfeiffer

Defender
Keeley Catarineau, Greensboro
Morgan Cecil, Pfeiffer
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem
Meredith Manson, Pfeiffer

Goalkeeper
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer
Forward
Laura Harris, Methodist
Cydney Nichols, N.C. Wesleyan
Anna Rae Porcelli, Greensboro

Midfielder
Sarah Cook, N.C. Wesleyan
Lillian Fox, Meredith
Sophia Griffin, Pfeiffer
Martha Santos, Salem

Defender
Natalie Habich, Greensboro
Krystal Jaimes, Pfeiffer
Sierra Swasey, Methodist

Goalkeeper
Kelsey Emrich, Greensboro
Hannah Wagner, Salem
Forward
Kailey Burrell, Covenant
Kyra Duble, Covenant
Taylor Frizen, Maryville
Shannon Reagan, Maryville

Midfielder
Hannah Clothier, Maryville
Addy Cronan, Covenant
Cassie Kirk, Piedmont
Macy Lindsey, Maryville

Defender
Kelly Allen, Maryville
Sophia Andre, Covenant
Kendyll Freeman, Covenant

Goalkeeper
Miranda McNalley, Piedmont
Forward
Lexie Hill, Maryville
Myah Johnson, Agnes Scott
Reid Johnson, Piedmont
Bailee Vanover, Berea

Midfielder
Erin Cembrale, Huntingdon
Lizzy Hightower, Covenant
Anslyn Stamps, Piedmont

Defender
Erika Gebhard, Huntingdon
Devin Haupt, Piedmont
Alyssa Kral, Maryville
Maggie Wilson, Maryville

Goalkeeper
Abbey Coleman, Maryville


All-Sportsmanship
Journey Bradham, Agnes Scott
Morgann Dills, Averett
Glendy Pineda, Berea
Sallie Riggan, Brevard
Riley Battenfield, Covenant
Emily Lewis, Greensboro
Faithe Korponay, Huntingdon
Sydney Dailey, LaGrange
Maggie Olshove, Mary Baldwin
Hannah Clothier, Maryville
Emily Haynes, Meredith
Anna Rose Sink, Methodist
Victoria Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan
Kaley Hyatt, Pfeiffer
Aria Solano, Piedmont
Kim Sephaphathi, Salem
Amber NcNeal, Wesleyan
Victoria Finklea, William Peace

Maryville will host Methodist University in the quarterfinals of the USA South Women's Soccer Tournament at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2.

This is an official USA South event and passes are not permitted for the event. Tickets for admission are Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior/Child $3.00. Adult General Admission will be $6.00.

Weather may be a factor this weekend and may alter starting times. Please visit www.mcscots.com for the latest schedules or follow via social media @MCScots on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.