SIX HORNETS EARN WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-BIG SKY HONORS, KEMPER AND TAYLOR NAMED TO FIRST TEAM
OGDEN, Utah - Six members of the Sacramento State women's soccer team earned all-Big Sky Conference honors, as announced by the conference today.
Senior Kara Taylor and junior Kim Kemper were named to the conference's first team, while senior Sarah Howard, juniors Ashley Forbes and Christina Trenton and sophomore Cori Shreve earned honorable mention all-conference honors.
The Hornets sweeper, Taylor, a native of Eugene, Ore., was named to the first team for the third time in her career, while earning all-conference honors for the fourth time. She was one of just two players to be a unanimous selection by all eight of the conferences coaches. Taylor ended her illustrious career as the school's all-time leader in matches started, starting all 80 contests the team played during her four year career. A former Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year, Taylor tallied her first career goal and third career assist in 2008.
A starter at forward the past two seasons, Kemper ended her junior season as the co-holder of the Big Sky's Golden Boot, totaling eight points during conference play. She finished the season with a team-high six goals and two assists, ending the year with 14 overall points. A native of Orangevale, Calif., Kemper earned first team all-Big Sky honors for the second straight season, and now ranks fifth in school history in career goals with 14.
A native of Chino, Calif., Howard earned all-conference accolades for the fourth time in her career, being named honorable mention three times, earning second-team honors in 2007. Howard finished her career tied for the most games played in school history, seeing action in all 80 matches the Hornets played during her four year career. She finished her career with nine goals and seven assists, totaling 25 points.
A tenacious and strong defender who stands just 5-foot-2, Trenton was named honorable mention all-conference for the second straight season. The native of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. tallied her first career assist this season, while starting 17 of the Hornets 19 matches in 2008.
One of the team's top scoring threats, Forbes was the team's second leading scoring, scoring four goals and dishing out three assists for 11 total points. The native of Orange, Calif., who had battled knee injuries throughout her career, started 17 matches this season on the way to her first all-conference recognition.
A standout in the defensive midfield, Shreve started 14 games for the Hornets during her sophomore campaign, adding her first career goal. She earned all-Big Sky honors for the first time after making the move from the defensive backfield to the midfield.