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Holly King (left), Erika Tymrak and Christen Westphal all appear on TopDrawerSoccer.com National Teams of the Season.

Wednesday November 28, 2012Three Gators among Top Drawer Soccer's National Teams of the Season

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Holly King (left), Erika Tymrak and Christen Westphal all appear on TopDrawerSoccer.com National Teams of the Season.

Three University of Florida players appear on TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Season, the outlet released this morning. Midfielder Erika Tymrak is part of the second team and fellow senior midfielder Holly King appears on the third team. Freshman center defender Christen Westphal is an All-Rookie Team second-team selection.

 

Top Southeastern Conference honors went to the pair of Gator seniors. Tymrak is the SEC Offensive Player of the Year while King picked up the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award.

 

Tymrak is among the 15 semifinalist for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, collegiate soccer’s highest individual honor. Florida’s 2012 leader in goals (9), assists (12), points (30) and game-winning goals (5), Tymrak finished her career with her name dotting several Gator charts. She appears third on the Gators’ career charts in assists (40), sixth in points (104) and eighth for goals (32). Six times in 2012, Tymrak was named to various national teams of the week, including being named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week following her golden goal at then No. 2 Duke in late August. After scoring a goal in each of Florida’s three matches and notching three assists during the course of the SEC Tournament, Tymrak picked up her second SEC Tournament MVP honor.

 

King joined Tymrak on the All-SEC first team. She started every match at holding midfield and was second among the Gator field players with her average of 85.4 minutes per match. She finished fifth among the 2012 Gators with a career season-high 14 points. King also had career-highs for goals (5) and assists (4). Four of her goals came on consecutive Sundays in September, including heading in the game-winner versus New Mexico and providing UF with the tying goal at Auburn. She earned her second consecutive spot on the SEC All-Tournament team in 2012.

 

Westphal was one of three freshmen to earn All-SEC honors in 2012, appearing on the second team. A consistent presence on the Gator backline, Westphal played the entirety of 20 of Florida’s 25 matches and led the team’s field players with her average of 87.2 minutes per match. She also was named to the SEC All-Freshman and SEC All-Tournament teams.

 

 

TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season – Upperclassmen

First Team

 

 

GK

 Emily Oliver

 Stanford

D

 Kassey Kallman

 Florida State

D

 Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall

 BYU

D

 Alina Garciamendez

 Stanford

M

 Amber Brooks

 North Carolina

M

 Kristen Mewis

 Boston College

M

 Christine Nairn

 Penn State

M

 Julie Johnston

 Santa Clara

F

 Maya Hayes

 Penn State

F

 Zakiya Bywaters

 UCLA

F

 Crystal Dunn

 North Carolina

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

GK

 Haley Kopmeyer

 Michigan

D

 Ines Jaurena

 Florida State

D

 Whitney Church

 Penn State

D

 Rachel Quon

 Stanford

MF

 Morgan Brian

 Virginia

MF

 Aly Miller

 Marquette

MF

 Vanessa DiBernardo

 Illinois

MF

 Sarah Killion

 UCLA

MF

 Erika Tymrak

 Florida

F

 Laura Weinberg

 Duke

F

 Caroline Miller

 Virginia

 

 

 

Third Team

 

 

GK

 Adrianna Franch

 Oklahoma State

D

 Annie Steinlage

 Michigan State

D

 Kendall Johnson

 Portland

D

 Bry McCarthy

 West Virginia

M

 Daphne Corboz

 Georgetown

MF

 Holly King

 Florida

M

 Cloee Colohan

 BYU

F

 Colleen Williams

 Dayton

F

 Kealia Ohai

 North Carolina

F

 Chioma Ubogagu

 Stanford

F

 Jonelle Filigno

 Rutgers

 

 

 

TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season – Freshmen

First Team

 

 

GK

 Abby Smith

 Texas

D

 Cari Roccaro

 Notre Dame

D

 Laura Liedle

 Stanford

D

 Katie Naughton

  Notre Dame

M

 Merel Van Dongen

 Alabama

M

 Cassie Pecht

 Duke

M

 Raquel Rodriguez

 Penn State

F

 Michele Murphy

 BYU

F

 Janine Beckie

 Texas Tech

F

 Summer Green

 North Carolina

F

 Makenzy Doniak

 Virginia

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

GK

 Emma Newins

 Georgetown

D

 Christen Westphal

 Florida

D

 Hanna Gardner

 North Carolina

D

 Maya Theuer

 Stanford

M

 Ashley Meier

 Virginia Tech

M

 Dani Weatherholt

 Santa Clara

M

 Mallory Weber

 Penn State

F

 Taylor Smith

 UCLA

F

 McKenzie Meehan

 Boston College

F

 Crystal Thomas

 Notre Dame

F

 Ifeoma Onumona

 California

 

 

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