Trio of Lions earn First Team All-Region honors from United Soccer Coaches
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Trio of Lions earn First Team All-Region honors from United Soccer Coaches - LINK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer players have earned First Team All-South Central Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches, as announced Wednesday. Defender Delaney Bunselmeyer, forward Sophie Haywood, and midfielder Michelle Kotlik each earned their second all-region honors of the season.

Bunselmeyer - a junior from Denton - was also named first team all-region by the Division II Conference Commissioners' Association (D2CCA). She was previously named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-LSC, and CoSIDA Academic All-District after leading the Lion defense as A&M-Commerce had a 12-4-3 record in 2017. She led the defensive unit that allowed the fewest goals per game in the Lone Star Conference. This is her second season earning all-region honors as she was named third team all-region by the NSCAA in 2016.

Haywood - a senior from Hull, England -  was also named second team all-region by the Division II Conference Commissioners' Association (D2CCA). She was named the LSC Academic Player of the Year, first team all-LSC, CoSIDA Academic All-District, and LSC All-Academic. She led the Lions with 10 goals and tied for the LSC lead in game-winning goals. She was also named the 2016 LSC Newcomer of the Year as a junior.

Kotlik - a sophomore from Grapevine - was also named second team all-region by the Division II Conference Commissioners' Association (D2CCA). She was named the LSC Midfielder of the Year, first team all-LSC, CoSIDA Academic All-District, and LSC All-Academic. She had four goals and two assists on the season, commanding the midfield. This is her fourth career all-region honor, as she was named second team D2CCA and NSCAA All-Region as a freshman in 2016.

2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-South Central Region Team

 

First Team

Pos.

Player

Class

School

Hometown

GK

Taylor Proctor

Sr.

Colorado-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colo.

D

Emily Garnier

Sr.

Colorado School of Mines

Littleton, Colo.

D

Delaney Bunselmeyer

Jr.

A&M-Commerce

Denton, Texas

D

Maggie Saras

Sr.

Regis

Boise, Idaho

D

Callie Smith

Sr.

Angelo State

Round Rock, Texas

M

Abigail Olmos

Fr.

Dallas Baptist

Arlington, Texas

M

Michelle Kotlik

So.

A&M-Commerce

Grapevine, Texas

M

Tarah Patterson

Fr.

Colorado-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colo.

M

Sabrina Cone

Jr.

St. Edward's

Cedar Park, Texas

F

Trenadey Scott

So.

Angelo State

Fort Worth, Texas

F

Sophie Haywood

Sr.

A&M-Commerce

Hull, England

F

Kaci Parks

Fr.

Dallas Baptist

Plano, Texas

 

 

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