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Erika Tymrak is part of Soccer America's 2009 All-Freshman team.

Thursday December 17, 2009Erika Tymrak Named to Soccer America All-Freshman Team

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Erika Tymrak is part of Soccer America's 2009 All-Freshman team.

University of Floridaís Erika Tymrak (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is part of the 2009 Soccer America All-Freshman team, the magazine announced Thursday. A total 22 players are recognized as part of the 2009 Soccer America All-Freshman team and Tymrak is a second team selection.

 

The Soccer America award program was introduced in 1976 to honor the players who had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position. Beginning in 2007, Soccer America selected first and second teams. Tymrak is the sixth Gator to be named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team and the first since Lauren Hyde appeared on the 2006 list.

 

University of Florida

Soccer America

All-Freshman Team Selections

1997

Andi Sellers

1998

Keisha Bell

 

Abby Wambach

2003

Melanie Booth

2006

Lauren Hyde (second team)

2009

Erika Tymrak (second team)

Earlier this month, Tymrak was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region second team. Tymrak also earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team. She led UF with seven assists, which stood second in the SEC for assists in league matches. Tymrak was third among the Gators with 17 points and fifth with five goals. In November, Tymrak was named a second-team selection for TopDrawerSoccer.comís Rookie Team of the Season.

 

During the 2009 season, Florida turned in a record of 16-6-2 and won its fourth consecutive SEC title with its 8-1-2 league record. The Gators earned its 13th NCAA Championship berth in 2009, advancing to the NCAA Second Round.

 

2009 Soccer America All-Freshman Team

First Team

 

 

Pos.

Name

School

GK

Adrianna Franch

Oklahoma State

MF

Amber Brooks

North Carolina

F

Victoria DiMartino

Boston College

D

Alina Garciamendez

Stanford

MF

Kendall Johnson

Portland

F

Morgan Marlborough

Nebraska

MF

Kristie Mewis

Boston College

MF

Christine Nairn

Penn State

MF

Mariah Nogueira

Stanford

F

Carlee Payne

BYU

D

Rachel Quon

Stanford

Second Team

GK

Katherine Boone

Dayton

D

Bailey Brandon

Central Michigan

MF

Lucy Bronze

North Carolina

MF

Zakiya Bywaters

UCLA

MF

Chelsea Cline

UCLA

MF

Kelly Conheeney

Virginia Tech

D

Laura Eddy

Georgia

D

Ines Jaurena

Florida State

F

Devin Petta

Northeastern

MF

Erika Tymrak

Florida

MF

Allie Vernon

Santa Clara

 

 

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