ROBERTS EARNS FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG SKY HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Senior Shea Roberts was named first team all-Big Sky Conference and six other Hornets earned second team or honorable mention status as the league announced its women's soccer postseason awards on Monday afternoon.
Shea Roberts earned first team all-conference honors after a stellar senior season.
Roberts, who was a second team all-conference choice last season, was one of five first team defenders. The Folsom native played a team-high 1,565 minutes this year while starting each game.
Senior goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie earned second team honors for the third straight season. Senior Caitlin Pulver was a second team selection as well, her first career conference award, after scoring a career-best five goals.
Senior Laura Bahno, junior Jessica Castaño, junior Jordan Carlberg and sophomore Jordyn Rolling were given honorable mention accolades.
Bahno, a defender, finished her career with 37 consecutive starts dating back to her junior season. Castaño and Carlberg, both midfielders, will be back next season after combining for two goals and four assists this year. Rolling, a transfer from Virginia Commonwelath, was third on the team with three goals while making six starts in her first season with the Hornets.
Roberts is the 21st first team all-Big Sky conference selection for the Hornets since the 1997 season, a year after Sacramento State joined the league in 1996. Seniors Leah Larot and Cori Shreve earned first team honors last season.
In individual awards, Portland State's Megan Martin earned offensive MVP, Northern Colorado's Aundreha Martinez took home defensive MVP honors, Northern Colorado's Kirstin Slaminen earned the Goalkeeper of the Year award while Amanda Ellsworth of Idaho State and Mackenzie Day of Weber State split the Newcomer of the Year award.